Label: Post/Pop Records - none • Format: 2x, Cassette Compilation • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
While the band insisted that these two LPs were Go (Woodtick Mix) - Various - Decadance (Volume IV) a double album, it's hard to digest one without considering the other: Taste is the beating heart to the soul of Should I Remain Here at Sea? Imbued with catchy synth arpeggios, slinky rhythms, and the band's most polished production to date, Taste is the cool party before Should I Remain 's come-down ruminations.
Less unhinged than 's Arm's Way and more streamlined than 's VapoursTaste manages to be both magically buoyant and hypnotically focused, whether lead Islander Nick Thorburn is riding along undulating flows or switching gears into reflective mode "Outspoken Dirt Biker" and "Cool Intentions". Punchier tracks like "It's Heaven" and "Snowflake" add jagged edges to the proceedings, while the throb of "No Milk No Sugar" and the urgent "The Joke" amp up Curved - Twine - Recorder intensity with thick drum pops courtesy of Adam Halferty.
There's a pulse to Taste that maintains focus, like the heartbeat of a singular sonic organism. Whether consumed by itself or paired with its quieter sibling, Taste excites in a way that Islands have not elicited prior to this release, offering a body-moving experience to balance their typically quirky indie rock tendencies.
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