Theclosing is an incredibly jarring record. It’s a difficult one to pin down, place, or classify. There’s so much happening at any given time on any given song that it eventually just becomes a meandering ramshackle mess. Yet the strange twists and turns it takes to nowhere still have little bits of inflections that keep things generally captivating while never completely overwhelming the listener. They are stuck in some sort of musical purgatory where things just seem like they’re coasting on auto-pilot for almost every track. What’s most surprising about theclosing is, for how expansive of a project it is, it’s never directly interesting. All of the moments of worth slip in through small crevices and keep the listener attentive for the details rather than the big picture. A very strange release that may only serve to make the members of theclosing sought-after producers.
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