these long-form pieces are thick with sludgy post-rock atmosphere, haunted by ethereal, Bjork-esque vocals and mournful, droning guitars – lovely.
Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra), who was a special guest on ‘Au De La’, played violin on all 3 tracks and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on 2 of them. With just 3 songs that clock in for a 40-minute-long LP, they’ve adopted a nearly unbearable level of urgency and intensity that weaves throughout ‘Ardor’. Since their inception in 2012, BIG|BRAVE demonstrate the fluidity of experimental rock when elaborated into vast, abstract, and often hypnotic sounds, saturated in soul-bearing emotion. As comfortable as they are with tidal waves of sound, BIG|BRAVE is unafraid to experiment with silence, oscillating between sparse, gentle arrangements and deep swells of noise.