I become giddy with joy with that first female vocal part kicks in on the title track, and then it flows in bubbly grooves for another eight minutes. Aside from that Tycho is still the same old on Dive. But who cares? you're here for that killer production that makes you feel overwhelmingly warm and fuzzy inside. Sh*t rules.
This is an easy album to get lost in, and not many albums have the full on effect where you get lost in its ambiance and come back after its hour or so runtime wondering where your afternoon went. The last time Ive really had that happen so naturally with an album was Takk by Sigur Ros and much like Takk, Dive is a truly "cold" album. It's some interesting mix between the feeling of sinking into water and doing absolutely nothing at all on a rainy summer day. rTo pick a favorite track would feel like I would be doing the album some disservice because the whole album is part of the experience. My best advice is, pick your favorite listening spot. Toss this album and rainymood.com on and forget about the next hour of your life.
A really great, relaxing album. The only problem I really have with it is that the songs really start to blend in with each other a bit too much toward the end. Music like this can only be listen to for so long.