This is a strange sort of almost ambient electronic album that really unfolded for me on repeated listens. I can’t stress enough that you need to listen to this album a few times before judging it. On my first listen, I just found it all pretty opaque, but as I listened to it a few more times, it just really opened up and became this beautiful masterpiece. It’s a really mellow album and I mean that in a good way. The synths and textures are these dense, spacious washes of sound and the beats, when they’re there at all, are generally sparse and minimalist. There was one track that had a single bass drum keeping a steady beat, but it was layered so far back under the single synthesizer on that track that I didn’t even hear it until about my third listen to the song. I like Devon Walsh’s voice quite a lot too; it’s a sort of somber baritone and he kind of intones his lyrics as much as he sings them. Anyway, this is an album that will probably seem frustrating and even off-putting on your first listen, but it’s only about forty minutes, so you’ve got the time to play it through a couple more times and by then, I think, you’ll have caught the minimal groove of the album and really appreciate it. Anyway, as it turned out for me, it’s really a great album. Highly recommended. 4 stars.
tl;dr – minimal electronic album frustrates, then challenges and ultimately coheres into a masterpiece; give this one repeated listens before giving up on it. 4 stars.