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The Sea of Memories - LABRADOR
FILTER Grade: 86%

By Ken Scrudato on October 5, 2011



Naturally, it was Baudelaire who “…could barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no melancholy.” And Pallers’ transcendent new record resplendently bears out his rather ethereal observation. The Swedish duo is (thankfully) not shy about openly referencing Slowdive’s gossamer, echo-chamber histrionics on “Humdrum” or Depeche Mode’s elegiac romanticism on “Come Rain, Come Sunshine,” and the specter of 4D haunts in Pallers’ ability to conjure atmospherics of lasting, exquisite grandiosity. Finally, the soundtrack to your most ineffable longings.

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