Autistic Daughters Uneasy Flowers
- Words: Chris Sabbath
- Label: Kranky
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
With its seven crawling orchestrations of dark, experimental pop, Autistic Daughters’ breathtaking Uneasy Flowers–the second full-length from the New Zealand trio–simply isn’t long enough. The album centers around a protagonist named Rehana, and backing his journey, the band offers listeners gloomy, tension-filled pieces that are isolating and transformative. While the record is overcast with piercing electric guitars, scratchy acoustics, and singer Dean Roberts’ cold delivery, the group adds subtle touches of drums, electronics, noise, and piano–strides that illuminate the album’s autumnal presence with a soft, warming glow. Uneasy Flowers is a finely executed collection of chilling, beautiful sounds.
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