on 20 October 2009
For those who don't know Atlas Sound is the solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford James Cox. `Logos' represents his second solo release after 2008's `Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel'. It is a well judged piece of dreamy pop. Opener `The Light That Failed' is an atmospheric and sombre affair with echoing vocals and strange squelching sounds in the background of the track. `An Orchid' is gentle and strangely thoughtful whereas first single `Walkabout' represents a moment of fun within the opening salvos of the album. `Criminals' could almost be considered as Bradford's version of folk with soft drums and gently repeating guitars. One of the highlights of the album is `Sheila' which is an honest and emotional insight into Cox's views on love, life and death. The title track eventually closes out the album in energetic style. This album as a whole cements Atlas Sound's status as more than just another side project and it produces some really lovely moments along the way.