Seeking solace in his Nova Scotian surroundings, Murphy draws upon a solitary recording process as an opportunity to venture further within; a gently therapeutic yet exultant divide defining this third album, attributable to creating in such socially secluded circumstances. With Portishead and Perfume Genius-collaborator Ali Chant co-producing at his Bristol studio, an international yet simultaneously solitude-steeped effort is presented. Postdata 's latest, at its core, issues out of a relatively insular process when compared to the collegiate context of previous record Let's Be Wilderness, which came to fruition with involvement from Grant Hutchison and Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit , fellow Wintersleep bandmates as well as Blonde Redhead 's Simone Pace.
As the vocalist of Wintersleep, Halifax's Paul Murphy has long been the centrepiece of energetic and thick rock songs. But, as the leader of the far more cerebral POSTDATA, Murphy drops the showy bombast and embraces a more organic and reserved approach to production. On Twin Flames, POSTDATA's third release, natural ambiance and demure lyricism take flight, creating an experience that is delightfully disorienting.