Spectres: Utopia

Spectres SKU: 30873810
Spectres: Utopia

Spectres: Utopia

Spectres SKU: 30873810

Format: VINYL LP

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Description

Title: Utopia
Artist: Spectres
Label: Deranged
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 655035226910
Genre: Rock

Vinyl LP pressing. Spectres' third album, Utopia is an eight-song offering of gloomy and compelling gothic post-punk. In recent years, the Vancouver five-piece has developed a more nuanced sound. Singer Brian Gustavson pushes his vocals into higher ranges, adding a more dynamic cast to the material; the complex guitar lines and melodies are more shimmering and atmospheric; Nathan Szilagyi's driving bass provides a firm underpinning. On tracks like "Strange Weather" - originally intended to be the title of their last LP - Mitch Allen's drumming chops shine through brilliantly. Put bluntly, the LP is a magical post-punk masterpiece: while the group's earliest work had a gritty Warsaw/Crisis feel, Utopia is a lush and shimmering document of doomy greatness, firmly in the ballpark of The Sound or early 4AD output. Discover one of the crowning albums of the current post-punk and death rock revival.

Tracks:
1.1 New Buildings
1.2 Strange Weather
1.3 Vertigo
1.4 Daniel
1.5 Figures in the Sand
1.6 Revisions
1.7 Crosses and Wreathes
1.8 16 Years
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