The album opens with Wish We Were a choir of discordant voices that are the same voice, the background echoing the foreground, setting the tone for the rest of the album. The album is very dreamlike and evanescent, constantly shifting through polymorphic rhythms, with plenty of reverb harking back to the glory days of reverb. The only fault I really had with the album was that as good as the songs were they kind of blended into one after a bit, it makes it hard to grasp or get any sort of solid feeling for. Yet at the same time, it’s a pretty good song, electronic, ethereal and evoking feelings of euphoria and drinking with friends on sand dunes. A welcome haunting from the ghost of shoegaze summers past, reminiscent of Lush, the Cocteau Twins and Julee Cruise.
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