Cadavre Exquis, Sensation and the lush Vivien are dreamy, nocturnal things, pulsing gently with electronic drums and washes of keyboard. In those moments where guitars do make their mark, they’re another layer, rather than a grandstanding centrepiece. Throughout, Chino’s vocals take on a similar role, a haunting layer of humanity that’s weaved into a greater whole.
PERMANENT.RADIANT is a start point for more to come. Talking to K! last month, both Shaun and Chino noted how inspired they’re feeling at the moment, and how much more there is coming. “The six songs people are hearing are just scratching the surface of the vast collection we’re sitting on,” the frontman told us. If this is just the opening throw, what they do next should be something very special indeed.
For fans of: Deftones, Ulver, Depeche Mode
PERMANENT.RADIANT is out now via WARNER