The album marks Lycia’s return to Projekt Records.
This time: Atmospheric darkwave, eerie space rock, poetic post-hardcore, jangly pop, and soulful hip-hop.
When Lycia hits their stride, all of the pretense and bombast works entirely in their favor, and the music feels more comprehensive and accomplished than portentous.
Conjures up every cliché of goth/darkwave music… and then easily transcends them.
Lycia is probably one of the few modern bands to truly capture and continue the sounds captured on such seminal discs as Faith and Pornography without sounding like mere copycats.
Because of the album’s truncated recording, it’s pretty raw and unfinished in places, more a work in progress suspended in time than anything else.