And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs
Heirs, the eagerly awaited follow up album to All Hail Bright Futures by And So I Watch You From Afar [ASIWYFA] is a sonic masterpiece. Continuing to defy and define genres as they go along, Heirs hits you like the kind of cocktail they light on fire before they serve it to you. It’s got everything in it and its flammability is part of the appeal.
The title track Heirs is exquisite chaos. It’s as though through blinding guitars and otherworldly synths, they’ve captured the sound of the birth of a nebula.
Run Home, and Tryer You lets the percussion gleam with rapid fire drumbeats bordering on the hardcore.
Redesigned A Million Times, and A Beacon, A Compass, An Anchor vacillates between tribal and ethereal in inimitable compositions.
Heirs is the splatterings of pigment in a Jackson Pollock painting. It’s the incomprehensible equations of a mad scientist. And it’s delivered with a playful sophistication that boggles the mind and delights the senses. Noelle Ellis, GiggingNI.com