New Universe

Album Review of New Universe by Desolation Wilderness.

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New Universe

Desolation Wilderness

New Universe by Desolation Wilderness

Release Date: Aug 4, 2009
Record label: K
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

63 Music Critic Score
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New Universe - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Pitchfork - 63
Based on rating 6.3/10

So, then, gauzy: slightly wispy, usually reverb-soaked, never too well defined around the edges, floaty and imprecise like a memory. New Universe, the second LP from Olympia, Wash., quartet Desolation Wilderness and quick turnaround from late 2008's White Light Strobing, is awfully damn gauzy. After two full-lengths, it's clear this is Desolation Wilderness' style, a sound not so much lo-fi as lo-res.

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Delusions of Adequacy
Their review was positive

West coast band Desolation Wilderness’s new album on K Records is called New Universe. The band’s name and album title both call to mind vast spaces of impersonal purity filled with vitality and force. These ten tracks do well by those images, radiating optimism and innocence, while sounding simultaneously descended directly from the lineage of classic Pacific Northwest indie rockers and blissed out, effects peddlers.

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