and so i watch you from afar – jettison

‘Jettison’ is an agreeable album that doesn’t quite seize the grandeur its instrumentation holds out for. It comprises an enjoyable, lengthy experience without offering a goody bag of thoughts to take home. There are certainly strengths: the spoken word feature is not overused and sits coolly in the background, never trespassing in the network of strings and guitar lashes. The production, too, is attractive. However, for post-rock to be truly impactful, it needs to have depth beyond its orchestration. Despite the pursued scope of ‘Jettison,’ these are not new sounds newly arranged, but sensible notes composed amiably and with precision.

19/30

A favourite: ‘III Lung’

‘Jettison’ is out now via @velocityrecords.

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