How to Cure Our Soul – Luna
How to Cure Our Soul explores the subtlety of drones on the shimmering beauty of “Luna”. Melodically rich, How to Cure Our Soul opt for the small gestures as the textural shifts within the dense sound result in hypnotic cyclical hymns. Texturally “Luna” goes for the absolutely fascinating as each small reiteration is akin to looking at the melody from a slightly different angle. By going in and out of focus over the course of the three pieces How to Cure Our Soul reveal exactly how much can be contained in the small spaces of sound. Best taken in as a whole the way that these pieces interact with each other is quite gorgeous as their level of patience and pacing is particularly satisfying.
Opening the album off on a soothing note with “From the village to the country under the moonlight” the way the song grows in scope reveals a true talent for form. The piece evolves in tiny ways, as How to Cure Our Soul allow the song to gradually shift into a mournful kind of coda towards its finale. By far the quietest and most reflective piece is the hum of “Midnight: song of crickets on the green hill” which serves as sort of a bridge between the beginning and the end. By far the highlight of the collection is the fascinating structure of “Night climb to the Mount Analogue”. With this piece How to Cure Our Soul create an deeply emotionally affecting work, one infused with a sense of purpose.
Simply stunning, How to Cure Our Soul’s “Luna” is a dreamy, lovely album one that requires multiple listens to fully understand.