A change of pace for Cloud Rat. More slow and gothic rather than their fast and abrasive grind-punk style. This LP is gorgeous with it's slow droning sounds mixed with melancholy guitars and the vocals by Madison are haunting. It all adds up to a great experience
Noise. Beauty. These things might be neighbours. I remember watching the movie 'Sunshine' and was struck by how they dramatized the sun as hellishly powerful and obliterating, yet responsible for all life on Earth. I'm not saying grind core is the sun, but its possible that violent sound also has beauty. Here we have Cloud Rat leaning toward the latter. Zola Jesus is a nearby star.
Whoa! OK. I was totally not expecting this kind of a deviation. I did enjoy the album, though. Very atmospheric and melancholic, with interesting clean elements and clean vocals. Not exactly my go-to sound, but definitely worthy of multiple re-listens.