Written by Brian Furman, September 23, 2016, at 3:47 a.m.
PG. Lost are an instrumental force from the Arctic battleground of Sweden. The quartet recently released Versus on September 16 via Pelagic Records. The album is filled with the yin and yang of pounding landscapes, and lush ambiance that culminate in a head banging climax and it aches as it moves from song to song.
PG. Lost Versus Album Review
“Ikaros” is a moving picture of sound, “Off the Beaten Path” is otherworldly and majestic as if painting with their instruments as brushes.
Title track “Versus” rumbles, slow and dark through a timid sonic landscape finally erupting into a wall of noise heard at the gates of a forbidden city.
“A Final Vision” ends the marathon with a slow earthen dirge. The post-rock world is full of albums like this one. Sometimes it works, and others it’s like painting a never-ending fence, and sometimes the best notes are the spaces in between. Versus is worth the trip.