10 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sophomore album, the Montreal-based trio Braids make a pared-down version of the art-rock sound that pervaded their lauded 2011 full-length, Native Speaker. Though Braids are indeed one band member fewer than they were in 2011, their compositions are also more distilled and minimal, with tracks coming across as tone poems with a visceral edge. Owing something to the lineage of Björk and Radiohead, Flourish // Perish is at its best on repeat listens, where the subtle changes in extended pieces like "Together" become more somatic and pronounced. 

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sophomore album, the Montreal-based trio Braids make a pared-down version of the art-rock sound that pervaded their lauded 2011 full-length, Native Speaker. Though Braids are indeed one band member fewer than they were in 2011, their compositions are also more distilled and minimal, with tracks coming across as tone poems with a visceral edge. Owing something to the lineage of Björk and Radiohead, Flourish // Perish is at its best on repeat listens, where the subtle changes in extended pieces like "Together" become more somatic and pronounced. 

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Rant Ray ,

Beautiful

I find this album to be quite the quest in whimsy.
If experienced in a joyous mood, Flourish \\ Perish
can be a lovely translation of vivid and undulating color into sound waves.
Contrariwise, a dour state exposure reveals the charcoal left under fingernails, water rings on tables, and accidentally inhaling fruit flies.
I can hear the production as pleasant and artfully crafted, subtle when necessary, then springing forward with tantrums at playful moments.
This pairs well with the identical behavior of Braids' sound, the vocals are akin to perpetual weaving ribbons, and the percussion is like biting into chocolate mousse.
In other words, this record contains a splendid amount of details. Look for them in varied light, and you may discover gems and goodies beneath the cushions.

Kmadeezy ,

Dark music at its finest

This music is truly awesome and brings a lot of energy and creativity to the table. If you are into indie electronic music you will without a doubt love this album. Buy the whole thing!

lilyflower ,

bleak

Why is there's singing this is boring pop music not ekectronic

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