Dull Beauty
Sound of Silence

Dull Beauty's sound is often described as ambient, but this is a gas. That said, the songs here are often like that, and there’s a lot to unpack here. “Wovenik” is a minimal ambient song, with a few acoustic guitar touches, stretched over a zone of echoing overtones. As the song progresses, the free-jazz guitar and organ noises grow more pronounced, as if the band have spent years composing this. It’s a fitting contrast to the album’s series of instrumental tracks, which are equally sparse and rich with textures, and the album’s finale, a harrowing dub of “The Slime and The Void”, is a breathtaking sonic change.

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