Ages “Bryan” | Alpha Pup Records
He has pulled together a relatively sensitive and extremely thoughtful album. It is one that is governed by reverb shoegaze. Delicate, almost renaissance like noodling’s on guitars layered in chorus and reverb make for very cinematic loops. It is an organic release, and one that at times seems to drift away. But it doesn’t fail to bounce back with booming hallway bass and tribal, minimal drum loops. It is a gentle record, one that sounds like an echo, or a distant memory, but oddly enough, it isn’t nostalgia that it brings along with its emotion but a new frontier. As if something really great is waiting on the other side and we can only see the faintest shimmer of it.
It is a headphone or night drive record. Considering that is lasts 38 minutes, there are moments where it seems eternal. The loops continue to play out in your head even after the song finishes and washes away into the next. It is an ocean record, a liquid release that has moments of blissful clarity to bring it all together.
Take “Lisa” and its gorgeous, out-of-world perfection that glistens, tightens, loosens and reforms around a repetitive loop. It is interesting to see the way he plays with repetition and how reverb can really warp these sensibilities, making it something new. “Ages” has made a record that feels completely ephemeral, as all art should be, but it still shimmers, lingers and echoes throughout even at its end.
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