Review Summary: "When I was checking vitals, I suggested a smile/ You didn't talk for a while, you were freezing"
I have been keeping my eye on The Antlers
for quite some time now and I have noticed that their work can have quite different effects. For instance, Hospice
, as the title suggests is a very depressing and sobering yet magnificent album. Burst Apart
departs from this, showing a lighter side to their music. Undersea
, their newest release, gives the magnificent feeling of drifting at sea along with the solitude and finality that goes along with it. The great thing this band has mastered is the grand ability to create atmospheres that immerse you completely and totally and, in my honest opinion, are not meant for a casual listen but rather to be enjoyed as you would a piece of artwork. Naysayers may cry that these songs are all very similar to songs done in the past. And while this may be true, they evoke entirely different meanings and sensations than they may have on another work.
This album starts out on a strong note and nowhere falls to a whimper all along the way. Since this EP is only a few bucks, I would urge you to at the very least buy it on there if you don't feel like shelling out for the actual hard copy. I believe this EP shows a great direction this band is headed on.