JUNIUS: The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist: 2 x LP

Sep 07, 2010

Gloom pop re-imagined as arena rock, with tons of reverb and massive echoing bluster. The songs spread across the four sides are long, with shades of what occasionally sounds like Tears For Fears and other similarly gloomy ‘80s new wave groups blown up to epic proportions. Surprisingly, it works quite well, A lot of care has been put into this release, from the recording quality and delivery to the packaging, which includes a nice big booklet with lyrics and artwork highlighting each song, as well as two vinyl slabs the color of honey throat lozenges. Was a bit wary of this, but glad I took a chance on it.

 –jimmy (The Mylene Sheath)

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