11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With 2009’s Hospice, Peter Silberman recruited drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci to help flesh-out what was supposed to be another solo album, but an uncanny chemistry resulted. The music birthed on 2011’s Burst Apart is the sound of this chemistry solidifying with stunning beauty and confidence. A confessional “I Don’t Want Love” opens flirting with OK Computer-era Radiohead as glimmering electro flourishes and lilting guitar lines compliment Silberman’s woeful falsettos before “French Exit” takes an uncomplicated approach to melodic chamber-pop by building on primary parts to create elemental dynamics with a less-is-more ethos. “Parentheses” is an amazing standout that digs a bit deeper into electronic influences (namely, Boards Of Canada and early recordings by Air) with sequenced beats, pulsing bass loops and Silberman’s high inflections singing soulfully over his band’s organic mechanics. “Rolled Together” gets into Sigur Rós-inspired atmospheres with an infectious lyrical mantra. Bonus track “Tongue Tied” is a robotic dirge with Silberman channeling the future ghost of Thom Yorke.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With 2009’s Hospice, Peter Silberman recruited drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci to help flesh-out what was supposed to be another solo album, but an uncanny chemistry resulted. The music birthed on 2011’s Burst Apart is the sound of this chemistry solidifying with stunning beauty and confidence. A confessional “I Don’t Want Love” opens flirting with OK Computer-era Radiohead as glimmering electro flourishes and lilting guitar lines compliment Silberman’s woeful falsettos before “French Exit” takes an uncomplicated approach to melodic chamber-pop by building on primary parts to create elemental dynamics with a less-is-more ethos. “Parentheses” is an amazing standout that digs a bit deeper into electronic influences (namely, Boards Of Canada and early recordings by Air) with sequenced beats, pulsing bass loops and Silberman’s high inflections singing soulfully over his band’s organic mechanics. “Rolled Together” gets into Sigur Rós-inspired atmospheres with an infectious lyrical mantra. Bonus track “Tongue Tied” is a robotic dirge with Silberman channeling the future ghost of Thom Yorke.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Rounded Sound ,

Thank You!

This record has made my day. It is a wonderful mix of spacey folk crossed with soaring Jeff Buckley-esque vocal lines and the slow-fast ripples of Radiohead. A great headphone album.

Kitkatburn ,

They've done it again!

I absolutely love the Antlers' haunting effect on me. This new album had me loving it by the first song. The thing I like so much about them is that they bring something new and interesting with every album whether it's the sound or the lyrical quality to the listener. Also, they seem to tell a story within each album.
Love it. Love them. Go Antlers!!

Reed's Awesome ,

A lack of emotion

While The Antlers have improved vocally and instrumentally they have lost what really made them unique, they're sense of storytelling and emotion. While not as good as Hospice, Burst Apart will quench your thirst for new Antlers.

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