After releasing Olympia (an Album Of The Week for us) last year, Austra is back with the Habitat EP. We heard the title track last month, but now you can stream the entire release below.
Habitat is out 6/17 via Paper Bag/Domino.
I’m a huge fan of Olympia and Feel It Break, but I’m not so sure about the direction they’ve gone here. The music has become a lot more precise, but I feel it has lost some of it’s emotional depth because of it. Sort of in the same way Atoms For Peace’s LP felt just a bit too robotic, it drained the energy out of it. Music can sound too clinical. It’s not BAD; at times I’m enjoying the almost Kraftwerk-esque vibe.
Hopefully it will grow on me, because few songs roll around in my head like ‘Lose It’ and ‘The Future'; I want to love everything Austra makes dammit!
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