The new disc is far less skronky and cacophonous, its melodies having been burnished to a chrome-like, Euro-chic sheen.
Nothing’s small in GYBE!’s music.
This is true pre-millenial tension, folks.
Buy this album, if only to see what’s currently happening in cutting-edge Christian music.
The most emotional and affecting Pan-American album to date.
As slow and mellow an album as you’re likely to hear all year.
It’s like Labradford remixing Seefeel remixing… Labradford!
These songs rarely feel as compelling as it seems like they should be.
Holy crap… did I just use “fun, funky vibe” to describe a Kranky release?
It’s a beautiful work, glittering with ice and chilly atmospheres.
Each unnamed track is slow and purposeful, solid and often quite beautiful.
They’ve really created a beautiful piece here that manages to be sparse and minimal while remaining emotional and moving.
Low plays each song in a very deliberate manner, as if each song survives from one chord or brushstroke to the next.
Some tracks may leave the new listener bewildered, but I challenge anyone to not find the beauty ultimately contained in these recordings.
I could only fully appreciate Submers’ nautical-themed soundscapes once I listened to them over headphones.
Mark Nelson is determined to minimize his albums’ accessibility as deliberately as he minimizes his sound.
AMP has indeed changed their sound, and not managed to totally disappoint in doing it.