Lanterns on the Lake - "Faultlines" (audio) (Singles Going Steady)
And now for something completely pretentious!
John Bergstrom: It’s characteristically pretty and heavy on atmosphere, with some nice dynamics too. But it doesn’t hold together as well as some of their previous efforts. The chorus, in particular, sounds clunky and plodding. Enough to whet the appetite for their upcoming third album, at least. [6/10]
Steve Horowitz: And now for something completely pretentious! Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration, but the depth of feeling and the ornate layering seem to be serving that feeling sorry for myself school of music. It is material that suggests the importance of selfish emotions by aestheticizing them into something grand. It would like beginning this review by citing a well-known authority who made an obvious statement (re: "As the late maestro Leonard Berntein once said, 'Rain is wet.'" The band here has talent, but seems to have nothing to say. [3/10]