8 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For those not satiated by The Antlers’ Burst Apart, they offer up an EP of alternate versions from that critically acclaimed 2011 album. Two versions of “Parenthesis” bookend the EP. The first is a stripped-down and rebuilt rendition. Minimally layered electronic flourishes accompany Peter Silberman's eerie falsetto before hard-panned, tremolo-affected synthesizers flutter from speaker to speaker. The second is a lengthy, atmospheric epic collaboration with Bear in Heaven that spans more than 18 minutes and sounds like the band is paying homage to bygone space-rock and krautrock bands like Hawkwind and Popol Vuh. Other gems include the haunting b-side “Tongue Tied” and a fluttering cover of The xx’s “VCR.” Peter’s version of “I Don’t Want Love” starts with the murky hiss and low fidelity of a bedroom recording; muted electric guitar riffs nicely contrast his icy inflections. The Antlers team up with Neon Indian on a version of “Rolled Together” that goes expectedly bonkers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For those not satiated by The Antlers’ Burst Apart, they offer up an EP of alternate versions from that critically acclaimed 2011 album. Two versions of “Parenthesis” bookend the EP. The first is a stripped-down and rebuilt rendition. Minimally layered electronic flourishes accompany Peter Silberman's eerie falsetto before hard-panned, tremolo-affected synthesizers flutter from speaker to speaker. The second is a lengthy, atmospheric epic collaboration with Bear in Heaven that spans more than 18 minutes and sounds like the band is paying homage to bygone space-rock and krautrock bands like Hawkwind and Popol Vuh. Other gems include the haunting b-side “Tongue Tied” and a fluttering cover of The xx’s “VCR.” Peter’s version of “I Don’t Want Love” starts with the murky hiss and low fidelity of a bedroom recording; muted electric guitar riffs nicely contrast his icy inflections. The Antlers team up with Neon Indian on a version of “Rolled Together” that goes expectedly bonkers.

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