One of the most anticipated records of the last two decades triumphs by forging its own distinct modern dialogue, writes Erik Thompson
Arc In Round don’t fit comfortably within the confines of the current indie sound of Philly, crafting their own style and tone drawing equally from the past as well as modern day, boldly defining their own way forward.
Another sonic left-turn from an artist who still keeps things interesting after all these years.
The only bad part about listening to Tom Krell’s beguiling, ethereal second album is being harshly snapped out of that dreamlike enchantment by the noisy, inevitable trappings of the modern day.
As long as Antony Hegarty keeps letting us in to his consistently astonishing creative endeavours, those moments of adulation will hopefully continue to lift him up much in the same way that he elevates his listeners.
Captivating and exhilarating, Seams’ double EP release proves worth the wait.
An eclectic collection that will raise more questions than it answers.
Another tasteful addition to the band’s dignified catalogue with a collection of songs that enhance rather than tarnish their small but stately legacy.
A bold, revealing album that stands as a self-assured sonic announcement of Palladino and Church’s grand arrival on the modern music scene.
Nigel Godrich’s carefully measured and studied arrangements imbue the band’s new material with a maturity and self-assurance to match their growing ambition.
Nick Zammuto draws back the creative curtain on this new project, replacing the reticent artsiness of the Books with genuine, unvarnished emotion of Zammuto for the continuation of his imaginative musical story.
Raw emotions colour much of the Minneapolis quartet’s stellar debut record, giving voice to an anguish as well as the resolve to move forward musically and personally.
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