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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Lea Porcelain - Hymn to the Night
Hymn to the Night, by London/Berlin duo Lea Porcelain, is constructed of cinematic, swirling soundscapes, alternating with intense, almost claustrophobic periods of intimacy. Periods of balladry are bracketed by industrial walls of sound, Joy Division-style intensity and post-punk introspection. The atmosphere is weighty, and the perspective a bit grim. But more often than not, the music soars on a wave of synths, and satisfies on the strength of dynamic arrangements and appealing melodic coherence. This is a very solid debut, and promises very good things for the future.
Lea Porcelain is Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus. Hymn to the Night is out now.