After several years, multiple EPs, a handful of sessions and opening spots for Bonobo, Caribou and Alt-J, Garden City Movement have finally released their debut album, Apollonia. Released on Night Time Stories (sister label of Late Night Tales), Garden City Movement seem to have found the perfect home for their blend of sounds, masterfully produced into a rolling, transforming narrative.
Apollonia works through numerous styles that easily complement each other, while being distinct enough to stand apart. With 18 tracks to wend through, the effortlessly experimental affair speaks for itself — the solid house chops and 4/4 beat of "Sans Titre," the ethereal vocal splash and downtempo of "Slightly All the Time" and "Passion is a Dying Theme," the cinematic backdrop and orchestral flash of "A Means to an End," the brass hits and percussive flair of "I Knew Before I Met Her (That One Day I Would Lose Her)."
It's a veritable smorgasbord of sound that revels in diversity, and relays a hopeful projection of releases to come. (Night Time Stories)