Loscil Submers

Shuddering and harmonious vibrations merge with faint yet enduring rhythms on Submers, producing spellbinding songs and creating a continuously absorbing record. On Loscil’s second album, song titles reference the names of submarines, including the disastrous Russian vessel Kursk. The emphasis on immersion carries throughout, conveying a musical sentiment of submergence, imparting an auditory impression of relentless aquatic pressure. Secured by insistent minimalist rhythms, melodic drones gradually rise to speaker-distorting levels, fashioning enthralling sounds and communicating a striking intricacy. Submers resonates with remarkable elegance from its opening tones to its closing echoes. (Kranky)