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neekafat
Staff Reviewer
December 18th 2023


26194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

i mean it is an EP

Slex
December 18th 2023


16594 Comments


Prove it

gigantism
December 18th 2023


54 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This really doesn't hold a candle to shrine after a couple spins. Think I agree with the mixing complaints as well as the melodies sounding more monotone. But entirely possible it could grow.

Veldin
December 18th 2023


5273 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Varuna is still my fave.

Slex
December 19th 2023


16594 Comments


Same homie

Zakusz
December 19th 2023


1572 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a great little ep, never heard of this band before last week and it's a nice bow on the end of the year

Sowing
Moderator
December 19th 2023


43955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Make sure you check Shrine, His Old Branches, Varuna, and The Cartographer. I know it sounds fanboyish but all four truly are essential.

outliers
December 20th 2023


4989 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the boys gave your review a shoutout on their Facebook page, sowing

Feather
December 20th 2023


10146 Comments


revisiting Varuna and man oh man, that album is just perfect and so nostalgic.

AnomiaProductions
December 20th 2023


7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This is wonderful indeed. I'm going to shamelessly slap a 5 on it if I ever start actually rating stuff again. Anyone else got certain "mewithoutYou-vibes" from it or is it just me?

FowlKrietzsche
December 20th 2023


804 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Mixing is rough but the songs make up for it

Sowing
Moderator
December 21st 2023


43955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nice! I've always enjoyed that the band isn't above openly interacting with their fans and critics. They've even posted directly on this site a few times.



Varuna and prior definitely brings the nostalgia.



The way the opener blows in all raucous outta nowhere is definitely a "9:27am, 7/29" vibe and I could see someone drawing comparisons to mwY in a general songwriting sense although I suspect there are probably better (if done to death) comparisons within the scene.



Mixing bothered me at first, but the songs are so good that I don't even really notice it anymore. Usually by halfway through "Nightjar" my ears have adjusted to the fuzziness or whatever word you might use to describe this thing's pervading atmosphere.

AnomiaProductions
December 21st 2023


7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Sure, there can most probably be better comparisons, but in many cases both chord progressions and rhyming schemes took me back to "Brother, Sister" or "Pale Horses" seemingly out of nowhere, so I was just curious whether this kind of beauty was ... ahem... "in the ear of the listener", so to speak.

Sowing
Moderator
December 21st 2023


43955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I remember people complaining about the Pale Horses mixing as well, and then everyone seemingly grew to love it, so I definitely get the comparison especially given the similarities in chords & overall instrumental makeup that you alluded to.

artificialbox
December 21st 2023


1664 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just got some new sony earbuds and set up a custom eq through the app and now this mix sounds fantastic haha.

Sowing
Moderator
December 22nd 2023


43955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't know how to do cool stuff like that but that sounds wonderful 😂

artificialbox
December 22nd 2023


1664 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah they are a much cheaper version than that, but they are a dece upgrade from what I had before.

artificialbox
December 22nd 2023


1664 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah. I got em for free thru my job so I can't complain haha.

FowlKrietzsche
December 22nd 2023


804 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Really wishing there was a little more heavy material here, ala Lens. Veer is probably my favorite

Beardog
December 22nd 2023


5226 Comments


Didn't care that much for this on first listen tbh



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