I hear a band with the talent and skill to be more than what they are, but instead, settling for a sound that doesn’t do their lyrics justice.
This is a work of art of an artist whose creative spark doesn’t seem to sell out regardless of the circumstances.
Before the disc is even out of the case you expect to have your speakers blown to bits under a barrage of nose-bleed techno.
It’s not a dull listen, because one never knows just how a song is going to end up.
The territory that Jurado explores is not for those seeking easy answers wrapped up in pop melodies.
A car accident teaches a brooding bundle of anxieties a lesson about peace and perspective.
In the end I couldn’t enjoy this for what it was, regardless of whether I ever figured out what that was.
A nice blend of accessibility and ambiguity reminiscent of Boards of Canada or Autechre’s less complex pieces.
Every song here could be a single.
It’s not all bad but there are far more interesting examples of this genre to be discovered.
It’s a riveting experience throughout and disturbs and entices in equal measure.