Spirituals operates under contradictory, sometimes combating, stylistic principles. Somehow, however, small glints of emotive euphoria always seem to emerge from the muck and mire at just the right time. Love Changes, an eerily relatable distant memory, floats in an unsettling, yet celebratory dreamscape.
Gersts is nested comfortably in a cautiously optimistic daze. In Canadian National, the priming of a train engine turns into a snare-driven house banger – a prime example of Spirituals’ obsession with combining natural and synthetic moving parts. As it rotates and revolves through ranges of blissfully dissimilar materials, Doumen 07 elegantly drapes us in an emotional, shimmering house-coat with pulsating thumps to wear as our slippers.
20 April 2017 / Doumen
01 Love Changes
04 Canadian National
05 Jealous of Your Morning Light