Parallax by Atlas sound shows personal yearning and growth through pain

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26 Nov 2011, 23:56

Artist: Atlas Sound
Album: Parallax
Label: 4AD

[Excerpt from our review on Groovemine]

The Atlas Sound project has come a long way. The pseudonym was originally used by Cox when he was child, using tape decks to record himself playing guitar and drums. The project, now three studio albums deep, has realized its full potential. Parallax is tightly knit, a concise piece that also manages to find room to fit the unconventional. On the album opener “The Shakes,” for example, Cox’s strumming patterns sound like something out of an old Strokes’ tape; however, his ghostly vocals and a string-laden coda make this straightforward track dance across the limits of conventional pop. On “Amplifiers,” we see Cox creating an infectious, drip-like sequence that finds its way digging through ear drums. The most outstanding feature of this album is the fact that there is never a dull moment. Clocking in at almost 50 minutes, Parallax features little-to-no...

Entire review on Groovemine HERE

+ Read Groovemine's review of Atlas Sound's last album, Logos
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