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  • Audio CD (20 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ada
  • ASIN: B00DQ739IY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 576,353 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. Miles on 19 Aug. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Flourish/Perish is the second release from the critically acclaimed Braids from Montreal, Quebec. This album dumps the guitars of Native Speaker and replaces them with synths. One would think this is strange as Katie Lee, the bands keyboardist, decided the leave during the recording of Flourish/Perish. It would seem the very large ego of Raphaelle Standell-Preston clashed with Lee especially over vocal duties. Now a three piece with Standell-Preston vocals/synth, Austin Tufts drums and Taylor Smith bass, guitar.

This slight re-shifted has produced an experimental, electronic, more dark album but something that far surpasses its predecessor. The album itself is sporadic electronic bursts, vibrant bass and drums with Standell-Preston's vocals drifting in and out of the mix.

The only track to feature guitar is the excellent In Kind were Standell-Preston gets to show off her vocal gymnastics (at times Bjork like) and Austin Tufts gets to twiddle his drum sticks. Overall, the album is dreaming dark experimental electronic pop. You can't dance to it! More like sway and drift with it! It is an album where you listen to the whole thing from start to finish. Those wanting instant pop gratification will most likely not enjoy it. Writing and production are very good. Braids are way ahead of the game and the new(ish)UK female electronic pop singers/song writers have a lot of catching up to do. Album of the year, possibly!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Love it. 15 Oct. 2013
By P. K. - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful, eerie, odd. I hear Jane Siberry, Elizabeth Fraser, Sarah Cracknell in Raphaelle Standell-Preston's vocals, yet her sound is also completely and uniquely her own. The thick, floaty sounds of the keyboards is often dense and rich, and I love how the susurrus of the snare drum adds unexpected warmth. One of my favorite things is that the whole album flows from the first track to the end in such a way that the overall sound subtly changes from beginning to end; in fact, when I've tried looping it, I find the effect of going from the last song back to the first jarring and unpleasant, because the sound has evolved so much since the beginning. That's not a criticism - I love that each piece so harmoniously flows to the next that I'm unconscious of the greater changes over time, and only hear the difference when I try to loop back from the last track to the first. Play from start to finish on a long drive on the highway at sunset. Enormously satisfying. Love it.
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A wonderfully fresh sound for electronic music 12 Dec. 2013
By AUTOHYPNOSIS - Published on Amazon.com
I'll let the music speak for itself. I just wanted an opportunity to give this its well-deserved five stars. Brilliant album.
Great Album 1 Nov. 2013
By Spencer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Bought on a bit of a whim, I was thoroughly rewarded. Tight, well organized electronics mixed with earnest and sultry vocals create really good late night mood music, or a relaxing introspective listen.

Vinyl is black, jacket is printed on a very matte cardboard which soaks the ink, which causes it to not look very brilliant. Love the art.
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