The Antlers – Zelda

July 30, 2012

Hospice was an album of such depressive depth and emotional turmoil, it could change the color of an entire evening — it’s probably the reason you can’t put your iPod on shuffle at a party. Burst Apart, an album of greater sonic energy and less life-of-death urgency, presented a bit of hope in the face of pain. Now comes, “Undersea,” and EP that explores water as a thematic thread, and it is, appropriately, a work that is cripplingly heavy and dense. On “Zelda,” you can just about feel yourself drifting through the aquatic world, as the track captures us at the moment we’ve accepted defeat, and have chosen simply let the current take us where it may.


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