School of Seven Bells “Disconnect from Desire” (2010)

September 17, 2011

On their second album SVIIB abandon the world music references and move towards dream pop. I respect that conscious decision even if it means Disconnect from Desire sounds less exciting than Alpinisms. Nevertheless, this is SVIIB we are talking about – Desire offers some awesome moments. Dust Devil is an indie electronic masterwork as precise as it is hypnotic. In Bye Bye Bye the Deheza twins excel themselves and reach for the moon. The whole album is very solid for SVIIB derive from what’s the best in shoegaze and ethereal music tradition. For those missing the band’s old sound Babelonia will be a must-hear. To sum up, Disconnect from Desire is a dreamy gem interrupted by some glistening synths.

hydrameter: 4/5

Key Tracks: Bye Bye Bye, Camarilla, Dust Devil

Listen to Dust Devil:


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