Soft Fall - DEAD OCEANS
FILTER Grade: 82%
By Bailey Pennick on October 1, 2012
There are many aspects of a long road trip that you should consider before starting the engine of your probably-unfit-to-drive-long-distances car: fuel, food and, of course, music. In that case, consider Sun Airway’s sophomore album Soft Fall your dreamy co-pilot, directing you through all the hairy freeway junctions and drive-thru windows with a calm and inviting voice. The electronic-pop of Jon Barthmus once again brings together the upbeat pop and whimsical electronic orchestration that made Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier such a dynamic debut. Tracks like “Laketop Swimmers,” “Close” and “Black Noise” are where the ethereal sound of the project shines. With a melodic voice (eerily reminiscent of Julian Casablancas) slipping in and out like thoughts swirling around your mind, you’ll finally understand that the journey is more important than the destination as you speed down the highway.