Suis La Lune
Distance/Closure


4.4
superb

Review

by Jade EMERITUS
August 19th, 2015 | 102 replies


Release Date: 07/31/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Emotional hellfire

The act of acquainting one's self to a clearly deliberated album is a unique sort of commitment- it is the beginning of a relationship with the musical ideas of another, concepts which are as fleshed out as their creators intended them to be. The better you get to know these songs, the more you are able to rely on them - they might come to you when you feel distressed, or even when you just need an escape from everyday concerns. I think this is why Distance/Closure has already cemented a place in my heart, and certainly a larger one than any of screamo band Suis La Lune's other releases - because while all of the music contained within it is emotionally volatile, it feels almost as if that instability is what fueled the record to be so carefully written. 2012's Riala was the prettiest mess, a compilation of emotive thoughts and considerations that could've easily been stretched out into a longer-length release. But Distance/Closure just feels right - in it Suis La Lune seem more comfortable embellishing on fewer musical ideas, sprawling them out only when they know they've got something worth working with. "Within," the release's twelve-minute closer and true highlight, is so methodically paced that every subtle shift, each gradual transition is entirely warranted. The ambient ending to the record makes sense because it perfectly captures the moods of the rest of the release, but without words or rhythmic cues. It operates with chords only, ones meant to evoke some sense of comfort in spite of the sensation of feeling lost or alone.




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Jade
Emeritus
August 19th 2015


10698 Comments


hrllo everybody i have arrived

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2015


13290 Comments


thank you for barely describing the album and giving me no desire to listen to this good job

good review mAYBE

Digging: The Body and Full Of Hell - Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light

Acanthus
August 19th 2015


9812 Comments


Was just listening to Riala and their debut yesterday, definitely will check this out.

Jade
Emeritus
August 19th 2015


10698 Comments


if you wanna know how the album sounds u could just listen to it bruv

Jade
Emeritus
August 19th 2015


10698 Comments


word. some are calling it an EP, others are calling it a mini-album. it's 30 minutes long so could pass as either i guess

hi acanthus

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2015


55358 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thought this one was ehh

Digging: Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights

YakNips
August 19th 2015


18944 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

buff pretty boy jacob matthew saves the day again

SpiritCrusher2
August 19th 2015


5713 Comments


cool soundoff

Artuma
August 19th 2015


29122 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dunno about you guys but i feel like this band is way past their heyday. that being said they are still able to write some quality music

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2015


55358 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

idk I think Riala is my favorite

BjannySpjann
August 19th 2015


25 Comments


okay, so what type of music is this? lousy review

Jade
Emeritus
August 19th 2015


10698 Comments


try actually reading the review you might find your answer there

smaugman
August 19th 2015


4444 Comments


your reviews are strange

BandNewbac
August 19th 2015


2352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this EP is good

YakNips
August 19th 2015


18944 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is miles above riala, not that riala was bad but this is just like the band playing at that same excellent quality that they used to back in their prime only with wayyy more precise production/songwriting/everything,, so it really just feels like suis la lune on steroids in all senses. not sure if i prefer it to pull the strings or heir but it definitely holds a candle to them

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2015


55358 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm relistening to this and it's nice

Tyler.
August 19th 2015


13779 Comments


Not too excited about this

PSRB162026b
August 19th 2015


47 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm sorry to be so blunt and rude, but this review is pretentious. Album deserves a proper review.

Asdfp277
August 19th 2015


15808 Comments


I thought this band broke up?

ShitsofRain
August 19th 2015


8026 Comments


woah it's not superb but great mkay



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