(more writing and music post-jump)
When the fourth movement of "A Song for Starlit Beaches" begins it is very clearly the climax of everything that has come before. However, unlike other post-rock songs who use the, "layer with instruments and then layer with volume" formula, Yndi Halda manage to make this sound fresh by altering the dynamics within the climax of the song, getting softer and louder before the honest to God cacophony begins. And when it does it is loud and thrilling and beautiful, and it is made even more so by the denouement, where violins play gently and guitars enter softly. And then at the end a voice enters, the only vocals in the entire twenty minutes, singing softly. It is the perfect touch to end one of the best post-rock tunes of the past decade. Listen to it. Love it.
A Song for Starlit Beaches - Yndi Halda