Dept. of Disappearance - ANTI-
FILTER Grade: 80%
By Dom Sinacola on October 22, 2012
Separating Jason Lytle’s latest from his canon—because just as everything he’s ever touched is worth hearing, everything he’s ever touched bears the ever-present tactility of hirsute guitars and analog synths—is the strange, beaming acceptance at its heart. Where Lytle once infused his dustbowl surf-pop with an undercurrent of millennial dread, today he embraces finality: bureaucratically (title track), softly (“Somewhere There’s a Someone”), warmly (“Your Final Setting Sun”). This is probably as healthy as he’ll ever sound.