Album Review: Atlas Sound - 'Parallax'
Lyrically he remains sublime
8 / 10
decelerates sonically here, but lyrically he remains sublime. ‘Parallax
’ appears to deal with the continuing conflict of a Christian upbringing with more sacrilegious life experiences. Opener ‘The Shakes
’ battles with the artist’s increasing fame while ‘Praying Man
’ cautiously states faith in something higher. Contrastingly, however, ‘My Angel Is Broken
’ sees Cox revert, a tumbling paradox that seems to question his own convictions. Each LP since Deerhunter
’s debut – both individual and collective – has retreated further from that record’s naked aggression, and this is another step towards Bradford finding self-contentment.
Simon Jay Catling