Prophet - BARSUK
FILTER Grade: 80%
By Laura Studarus on May 1, 2012
Brent Knopf is mad as hell and—wait, that’s not right. On Knopf’s second album as Ramona Falls, the ex-Menomena member wipes away much of his previous outfit’s underlying angst for an outing that’s a surprisingly optimistic take on his trademark jazz-fueled rock. There are still hints of ennui bubbling to the surface. “Sqworm” includes one of his most furious guitar pieces to date, where Knopf proves he doesn’t have to shout to get us to feel his pain.