Viewport width =
August 6, 2012 | by  | in Arts Music |
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

Review – Purity Ring: Shrines

From the pre-album releases of ‘Lofticries’ and ‘Obedear’, it was easy for the indie-sphere to get excited about Purity Ring. Their sound felt new, exciting, different; a futuristic pop aesthetic which could have been Crystal Castles without the meth, or The xx with meth.

Thematically, Shrines deals in abstract fantasies; it’s subject matter which (sadly) would lend itself well to some semblance of sonic variance. They paint a landscape which is bathed in a creeping, brooding aura by lush synths and pitch-shifted echoes.

Ultimately, Shrines does not live up to the hype. That’s not to say it’s a bad album—it isn’t. But, for all the promise Shrines offered the 11-track album comes up 6 or so tracks short. It sounds all too similar from track to track, and while for some albums this is not a major failing, it is here. Were Shrines an EP, it would be outstanding. But it’s not, and it isn’t.


Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

About the Author ()

Comments are closed.

Recent posts

  1. Your silent cries left unheard
  2. How it Works: On the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill
  3. Is Vic Books Missing Out on the Living Wage Campaign?
  4. Jesus Christ Super-Nah, Saviour’s New Political Party May Need Miracle
  5. Issue 12 – Friendship
  6. SWAT: Friendship Column
  7. Inevitable Entanglement
  9. Liquid Knowledge: On Israel and Palestine
  10. An Ode to the Aunties

Editor's Pick

Burnt Honey

: First tutorial of the year. When I open the door, I underestimate my strength, thinking it to be all used up in my journey here. It swings open violently and I trip into the room where awkward gazes greet me. Frozen, my legs are lead and I’m stuck on display for too long. My ov