Sea When Absent (CD)


A Sunny Day In Glasgow

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Billy Gil, Hollywood 06/24/2014

One of my favorite bands of the past few years makes their “breakthrough” record, moving the vocals to the forefront, dialing back some of the dairy farm’s worth of milky reverb and cutting some of the more atmospheric pieces in favor of straight dream pop, though newcomers to the band may still feel plenty disoriented. This is dream pop in the truest sense, moving in unexpected and imaginatibe directions, with only the minimally required regard to typical pop song structure. On songs like “Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)” and “In Love With the Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing),” ASDIG mastermind Ben Daniels builds towers of seafoam guitars and Annie Fredrickson and Jen Goma’s strung-together vocals, ebbing and flowing and wafting into the background before surrounding and overwhelming you once again. It’s a wonderful experience getting lost in the album’s twists and turns—you come away half-remembering melodies and bits of guitar like some amazing dream you can’t describe, though this time the songs themselves are more concrete, easing new listeners’ entry into the band’s strange soundworld. It’s their strongest album yet, and surely one of the year’s best.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 04:16
2.
In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 05:07
3.
Crushin'
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 04:42
4.
Mtlov (Minor Keys)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 04:06
5.
The Things They Do To Me
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 05:04
6.
Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 05:06
7.
Never Nothing (It's Alright [It's OK])
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 05:04
8.
Double Dutch
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 01:35
9.
The Body, It Bends
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 03:44
10.
Oh, I'm A Wrecker (What To Say To Crazy People)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 04:08
11.
Golden Waves
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 04:08

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