Cyann & Ben Sweet Beliefs
- Words: Robbie Mackey
- Label: Ever
- XLR8R Rating: 8/10
Put a set of headphones on and Sweet Beliefs will hurl you into outer space; not a surprising feat for the Parisian quartet that already has three albums of noodly, starfield post-rock under its belt. With each record, C&B has made changes on the microscopic level, refining their winding washes down to the core. Sweet Beliefs seems to be the distillate, the end result of all this toiling. And while it's tempting to fault the band for seeing their sound through to its logical end, or neglecting to push things anywhere else, there's just too much heartbreaking beauty ("In Union With"), too much spookiness ("Words), and way too many sonic treats at work to damn it. Can a band get too good at being itself? In the case of C&B, the answer is a resounding no.
- FeatureLabels You Love: The Top 20 Labels, As Voted by XLR8R Readers
- NewsLegowelt and Willie Burns Launch Bizarre Online TV Show; Watch the First Episode Now
- NewsCheck Out a New Mix from Mount Kimbie
- NewsListen to Huxley's Upcoming Debut LP, 'Blurred'
- FeatureLabels We Love: 10 More of Our Favorite Labels, Plus Some Newcomers Worth Watching
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
- October 20: MUTEK.MX with Andy Stott, The Bug, Roman Flügel, Objekt, Laurel Halo, Oneohtrix Point Never, and More
- November 5: Club to Club with Caribou, SBTRKT, Recondite, Marcel Dettmann, Clark, Vessel, Luke Vibert, Jacques Greene, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player