Cigarettes After Sex
cigarettes after sex (2022 reissue)
hypnagogic perfection! having fallen head over heels for their ep, it's a relief to hear that their gorgeously cinematic sound can be expanded to a debut full-length of rich, sumptuous post-coital dreaminess.
immersive, cohesive & transportative, it's swooning in the spirit of influences such as mazzy star & beach house or slowdive's recent comeback. the ability of frontman greg gonzalez & his band to set a scene & sustain a mood reels you in deeply, much like the xx achieved with their mesmerising debut. tiny details luxuriate over chiming guitars, romantic melodies & haunting pop-noir, all coalescing around gonzalez's melting vocals. "becomes one of those restrained, low-boil albums where tempo, repetition & muted composition construct an entire story within the pauses between the notes & the ideas between the lines" - pitchfork
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