Twin Sister: In Heaven

Long Island based dream-pop quintet Twin Sister dropped their debut full-length In Heaven today. Hyped by blogs such as Pitchfork naming Twin Sister as #3 in ‘Best Hope for 2011’ we are quite interested what In Heaven finally sounds like. Previously released Gene Ciampi already sounded well, so we’ll see.

Daniel, first song on the record starts with chime, followed by beat and Andrea Castella’s voice, supported by dreamy keyboard-made soundscapes. Daniel catched my attention, next song Stop is well done too, with lots of effects and a nice melody, though not as good as Daniel so far as well as Bad Street did not impressed me at all, sure, there are great funky elements but the whole stuff is not as exciting as I expected In Heaven to be. Space Babe is a decent track with well done choruses and guitar-sound as well as I liked Kimmi In A Rice Field, where they turned into a more dreamy and chill-out direction again.

Second half of In Heaven starts with Luna’s Theme, which starts, as opening track Daniel did, with keyboard and vocals. Then turns into another dream-pop song enhanced with electronic elements. The change to the next song Spain is flowing, which is a more rocky track, which somehow reminds me of some old James Bond-soundtrack with some psych-rock as well. Successful track, in my opinion one of the most interesting on In Heaven. Next track Gene Ciampi was already released somewhere in August and I liked that track, had some summer-vibes and freaky guitar-sounds, as well psych-rock elements too. Saturday Sunday is again more into the dream-pop direction, but not a bad song as well, except the pronunciation of Sunday in this song, kinda strange. Last track is called Eastern Green, another highlight on the record, where they did what they can do best, producing beautiful keyboard-walls of different sounds, last minute was calm-down ambient, it concludes In Heaven fitting.

I am a bit dissapointed by In Heaven though I liked some songs such as Daniel, Space Babe, Gene Ciampi and especially Kimmi In A Rice Field. This record has many shapes, where they played various styles such as dream-pop, chillwave indications as well as psych-rock. I am honest the pace was too high and I liked the previous EPs much better, where they played a slower and more dreamier style. It is decent, they still have to work on their sound.

  • 7.2/10

James Blake & Bon Iver, Atlas Sound: New Songs

Yesterday Atlas Sound brought out their first song off the upcoming Parallax, available on November 8. And also a first result of collaboration between James Blake and Bon Iver had been released. Listen up!

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