|MH-276 A Lull - Confetti
Confetti, the life-affirming debut from Chicago’s quintet, A Lull, grabs your attention from its first explosion and deconstructs you further with each subsequent, colorized blast. The band has spent glorious ages supplementing layers of guitars, bass, electronics and vocals by banging on drums (as well as recording rustling bags of trash, throwing bottles against walls and pounding away at anything in sight), eventually coming to the cacophonous percussion and everything else wall of sound that makes Confetti's sound unmistakable. The fervor of these endlessly layered, volatile songs is cooled by the voice and lyrics of Nigel Evan Dennis, who covers the grandiosity of each track with his emotionally entangled lyrics. Though the aural tone of Confetti is one of almost overwhelming joy, a sense of longing and regret is palpable between the lines. It’s as if every song is being sung to the face of a loved one at their breaking point. Though their sound is unmistakably their own, the concise romanticism harnessed by A Lull can at times conjure the songwriting ethos of Bon Iver, the instrumental indulgence of Sufjan Stevens or the garishly sensual emotional lift of Explosions In The Sky. Confetti's sense of hope and musical perfection captivates.
|A Lull is like the current crop of Blitzen Trappers and Fleet Foxes all playing at once. - The Village Voice / A Lull stand eerily and mightily apart from their contemporaries. - MP3 Hugger / Think about every time you’ve wanted to immerse yourself in the sheer energy and force of an album, now take a look at Confetti and give yourself an experience. - The Line Of Best Fit
|From Chicago comes A Lull with their debut album "Confetti". The album was released back in April through Mush Records. The band strives on layering sounds and vocals to create a musical masterpiece. Their overall sound is hard to describe, but it will definitely catch your attention.
A Lull uses a repetitiveness of vocal sounds to create the background which then gets taken over by the bashing of drums in the album's lead track "Weapons of War". The songs become a sort of game between the band and the listener to try and figure out what is being used to create the music in songs like "Mammals" and "Water & Beasts". A Lull try to simplify their sound in the more gentle sounding "Some Love" and "Sidemen". They try to reach a more mainstream sound on "Dark Stuff", while keeping their originality intact. "Phem" sounds like a lost Peter Gabriel song that was transported into the future. Their sound is definitely one to behold and explore. - JP's Music