Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

THE LUYAS / Animator [2012]

Normally chirpy Canadian indie-pop act The Luyas take a darker turn on their third effort, 2012's Animator.
Written in response to the death of a close friend, the album creaks and haunts over dreamy beds of abstract bass pulses, twinkling guitar strums and rumbling synth & drum rhythms all complimented with some stark piano and string arrangements.  Unfortunately the emotions being to grow stagnant due to vocalist Jessie Stein's one-note voice and the songs tease us with going somewhere bigger but never quite dive into the dramatic crescendos we're expecting.  

3 ghost writers out of 5

Songs Of Note: The Quiet WayEarth Turner

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