Animator - DEAD OCEANS
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Paula Mejia on November 1, 2012
There’s something about the frigidly beautiful landscapes of Canada that consistently deliver excellent, textured indie art pop, from Braids to Grimes to Purity Ring. With their latest, Animator, The Luyas embark on a sonorous, reflective work, with songs ranging from the quiet brilliance of opener “Montuno” to the gorgeous “Talking Mountains.” Delicate string arrangements and Jessie Stein’s gossamer vocals, at once charming and sinister, build the lush Animator, livening the spirit through both sun and shadow.