Review Summary: Comfortably detachedYou Breathe Inside Of Me
finds itself in a constant haze. While somewhat disorienting, it’s highly inviting in its comfortably detached nature. Fittingly, Vicious Blossom appears to be in a similar state itself, with members persistently rotating and differing per song. Yet, it is this refusal to adhere to an explicit reality as well as the constant fog that unites both the collective and the album, whether the particular tracks were recorded fifteen years ago or last week. Opener ‘Luminous Heaven’ is a delightful slice of shoegaze, as much purposefully lost in its own world of distortion and atmosphere as it is decidedly gorgeous. Elsewhere, ‘Carrie’ presents pleasantly claustrophobic vocal patterns, rotating in perfect harmony with the echoing guitars and drums.
The album’s best song, ‘Goth Girl’ encompasses all the simplistically gorgeous elements that make You Breathe Inside Of Me
such a gratifying listen. It’s comfortably wrapped in a blanket of haze and adrift on a highly addictive rhythm, exploring the sophisticated topic of rawdogging in Vicious Blossom’s typically explicit, detached manner, removing itself from actuality with paradoxical grace. In spite of the album’s undeniable beauty and ability to turn the ordinary into the ethereal, it does suffer from its brevity and relative lack of risks. Nonetheless, You Breathe Inside Of Me
is a highly pleasant trip through dense mist, and a great, comfortable way to start off the new year.