I’m a bit disappointed in myself that I didn’t write about this album right when I fell in love with it about 2 and a half or so weeks ago. Because the G’s over at Pitchfork already beat me to it and donned the album with their “Best New Music” honors. Anyway, I give it the bFunk stamp of approval, which in several underground foreign mystic hipster cult exclusive nonexistent fake inner circles means GALAXIES beyond “Best New Music.”
Honestly though, this album is fantastic and although I know Lindsey has written about them a bit before, for the life of me I had no idea this was Purity Ring‘s first full album. It’s pretty gorgeous and sonically tantalizing. To quote a line or two from the Pitchfork review, the album as a whole really contains: “subtly different versions of a single, near-perfect idea” (Richardson; July 24, 2012). It’s quite a concept album in its overall style and sound; and it works extremely well. Megan James’ beautiful vocals over Corin Roddick’s production are an excellent pairing and well, I like it and felt the need to share.
Throw this album on and get immersed in some wonderful headphone tunes. OR I also feel this would sound fantastic on a BIG sound system. Take your pick.