Fragile, powerful, honest and painfully beautiful: in short, a triumph.
"I will openly admit that the first time I heard Gossamer my reaction was one of disappointment. I felt that the songs were overproduced and messy, that the beauty of Michael Angelakos’ lyrics were lost amongst the cacophony of chipmunk vocal effects and heavy-handed synths. Compared to the instant gratification gained from the joyous electro pop of debut album Manners, Gossamer ironically felt weighted down and difficult to penetrate. Then the stories started appearing – the band were cancelling shows left and right, interviews and articles detailing Angelakos’ tragic mental health issues surfaced. I listened with fresh ears and a new perspective, and Gossamer broke my heart clean in two."
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Originally published on UnderSong on 31/07/2012