Larsen | Rever | Review | Holly Day

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.