posted 02 Apr 2012, 10:47
i really can't make any more sensible commentary than this:
Stylish return for Airhead on R&S, one which finds him stepping out from under the shadows of James Blake, Mount Kimbie et al and making his own estimable contribution to the gauzy post-dubstep. If shoegaze and post-rock were always palpable influences on his sound, on 'Wait' they're pushed right to the fore - hell, there's guitars all over this thing, at moments sounding recalling the chiming minimalism of The xx, at others something more noisy and psychedelic. 'South Congress' has the same dreamy quality, this time with the addition plaintive cello and keys, but here there's more of a club-friendly casing around it all, with heavy subs and massively reversed snare hits. If you're a fan of the intersection between emotive rock and ethereal electronics - think Nathan Fake, The xx, M83 - then this might be for you.
double thumbs up from me.