There's an intangible quality to this record, a sinewy, distant feeling, that attracts me to it. A groovy, at times shimmeringly beautiful and radiant, torrent of music, An Awesome Wave is really just that. Harmonies are ghostly and creepy in the best way, drum beats are utilized in service of moving bodies, and the synth-coated texture assures that the whole affair is thoroughly modern. A brilliant debut album, which I suspect may mark the beginning of a rather unique career for this young, aloof band. Listen to it loud and make sure you can feel the bass in your chest.
This album is so fantastic. It's rare that a project filled with quirks and eccentricities is this thorough and whole. These guys complement their experimentation and geometric reference with an unwavering, genuine passion. Really awesome debut.
An interesting find, this is raw and felt in the right ways. Though only after a few listens
it is clear this won't stay with me long after June. The vocals are most definitely what
they view as their selling point, using hipsters' sensitive reflex to call 'cultured' to
their advantage. His voice teeters between sounding tired or annoyingly twang, instead.
But in the same breath, I also wouldn't put it past these guys to possibly make one of my
favorite albums in the future.