Larsen | Rever | Review
God, this is beautiful.
Tense, frightening ambient landscapes of static and
accordion looped in on themselves, with the occasional nonsensical vocals
that come across as religious chants from a post-apocalyptic choir. Okay, so
that's track one and two. Then the album turns into a pleasant-sounding sort
of instrumental of accordions and violins and piano, only to degrade into
electric guitars and stark, whispered vocals. It goes on from there into
repetitive guitar and percussion pieces, to pieces punctuated by five-minute
waves of cymbals crashing, gorgeous, echoey bass lines, and the occasional
foray into rock. This album is so disturbing that I can't play it while my
kid is home, and so nerve-racking that it actually makes me nauseous. I'm
going to buy everything this band ever puts out.