With song titles as vivid as the music produced by this instrumental quartet, Krobak brings its global brand of post-rock to the masses. (Not really, but if Kscope had released Little Victories instead of the Russian label MALS, this thing would have gotten a lot more attention.) The Ukrainian band's epic wall of sound — erected by bass, guitar, drums and a dominant violin — is created by four musicians who go by only one initial: "M," "A," "I" and "N."
Of the five songs here, with such titles as "And There By the River I Lost My Glasses," "Broken (Are Little Victories By the Ship of Life)" and "It's Snowing Like It's The End of the World," "Last Days of Summer" proves to be the most effective and worthy of vocals. But these songs, which traverse so many moods and landscapes over the course of 50 minutes, don't need words. Rather, Little Victories reaffirms the value of instrumental music.
1) And There By the River I Lost My Glasses
2) Last Days of Summer
3) Broken (Are Little Victories By the Ship of Life)
4) It's Snowing Like It's The End of the World
5) Amnesia (2013 Version)