October 26, 2012
Cemeteries - 'The Wilderness'
An understated gem of a record
8 / 10
Never has a name been quite so misleading as the one Buffalo native Kyle J Reigle has chosen for his musical alter ego. By rights, Cemeteries should be a black-metal band covered in corpse paint and hurling disembowelled farm animals into their crowds. But what Reigle actually offers up is a beguiling and ethereal experience of gentle, witchy folk-pop, which feels like it should send bucketloads of dry ice tumbling out of the speakers as it plays. A bizarre marriage of M83’s atmospheric, spooky electro and the harmonic brilliance of vintage, Beach Boys-esque ’60s pop, this is an understated gem of a record.
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