ANOTHER HEAVEN: For Ever: LP

I could cry to this. Every term I can think of to describe this music seems too simple. I kind of want to call it indie rock, because that seems vast enough, but it doesn’t really do it justice. They describe themselves as sludgegaze, and I guess that edges close enough to describing the sound, but when I hear sludge I always think of sludge metal, and this version of sludge is just as thick but not as mean. It’s pretty actually, and there’s an intricacy to the layers and fuzz. I feel like somewhere in all this rich, sludgy, shoegazy gorgeousness there is a puzzle to solve. This is music that demands you spend some time with it, and that’s what I plan to do. –Emma Alice Johnson (MPLS LTD, anotherheaven.bandcamp.com)