This is definitely the most ambitious and consistent album MSW have recorded.
Whilst maintaining their instrumental post-rock sound and keeping a lot of their signature sounds and identity, this album is a big shift in style and mood. Gone are the samples, techno-loops and excessive distortion or nagging Casio keyboards, and in comes a more delicate mature experience with string arrangements and minor chords. There is still energy, but it is more urgent and controlled. There is still heaviness, but without the chaos or ferocity. There is still passion, but it's directed into a more beautifully tragic and melancholic tone whilst rarely being quiet or slow.
Although this… Read more