The new LP’s six pieces embrace flux and ambiguity: drones swell and shudder, hushed currents of noise glitch and dissolve, atmospheres congeal and liquify. As with the participants’ prior projects, Anjou evoke a shadowed, mysterious mood, variously melancholy and transcendent. The album is an accumulation of craftsmanship and experience, blurred forms traced in light and fog.
2. Greater Grand Crossing
4. An Empty Bank
press quotes for previous release Anjou:
“Their self-titled debut holds up to the doomy strains of their pioneering act’s best work and defies direct comparison thanks to the clattering efforts of virtuoso drummer Steven Hess. Each track appends twitchy, garbled digital manipulations to the component synthesizer parts, crafting a thoroughly unhinged take on the the typically soporific strains of ambient music.” – PITCHFORK
“It feels like being inside something slowly baking, an atmosphere oppressive and close.” – IGLOO
“It’s a real beauty.” – BOOMKAT