Nootropics - RIBBON
FILTER Grade: 82%
By Kyle MacKinnel on May 9, 2012
Jana Hunter’s vocal aura and musical vision continue to grow before our ears. The icy majesty of opener “Alphabet Song” delivers an instant gravitas that brings Victoria Legrand to mind (appropriately, Teen Dream producer Chris Coady has recorded Hunter multiple times). Largely favoring grayscale tones and sedated sentiment, Lower Dens’ highs achieve with an understated ability to evoke emotion; “Brains” oozes a hook instead of pushing one, and “Lamb” floats out of the ashes. All is proof that there’s much to be discovered in darkness.