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Sufjan Stevens

The Ascension

Asthmatic Kitty Records


Released: 2nd Oct 2020


limited clear 2lp in tip-on sleeve + download + *** limited print ***

Released: 2nd Oct 2020


out of stock


Released: 2nd Oct 2020


largely recorded while his typical instruments were in storage, sufjan’s eighth record is a swooning record of blissful electronic pop that had us falling in love with his music all over again.

there’s a distinct spirit of lana del rey presiding over the glacial dreaminess of sufjan’s ecumenical opus; one that fits this electronic dimension like a glove. “Whatever perspective he may be singing from, he sounds tapped into something elemental, filled with purpose and clarity, following wherever his vision leads. He sounds like himself” 7.0 – pitchfork. “I was rendered wonderfully weightless by a journey that delivered whole galaxies of nuance in a universal context” 5/5 – the independent.


Juliet says "Similar dreamy vibes to Planetarium, but Video Games is a surprise breakout bop - He's a man of many hats that'll take you to church :)"

The Ascension


1. Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse
2. Run Away With Me
3. Video Game
4. Lamentations
5. Tell Me You Love Me
6. Die Happy
7. Ativan
8. Ursa Major
9. Landslide
10. Gilgamesh
11. Death Star
12. Goodbye To All That
13. Sugar
14. The Ascension
15. America