Vinc2 – By the Third Sea
Vinc2’s “By the Third Sea” effortlessly maps out a glorious intersection of classical, shoegaze and ambient into lovely whole. Emotionally charged pieces interact in a wide variety of glorious ways. Quietly celebratory the way the songs evolve is quite gorgeous. The unconventional approaches taken over the course of the album give the songs a sense of life. Opting out of crescendos these songs instead gradually shift their scopes, rarely increasing in intensity. Akin to long-forgotten dreams, there is a surreal quality that seems to permeate each and every piece.
“Chanson De Soie” starts the album off on a glorious hue. Brilliant hues of color come together, from the fragile piano work to the spacious guitar that reverberates into the sky. The naturalistic approach works wonders as the near-whispered vocals add to the sense of contentment. Reverent in tone the display of “Fantastia” results in a kaleidoscopic stream of gentle layers of sound. Blurred with light distortion is the perfectly balanced stream of sound that is “Waiting For My Number Come”. Welcoming in temperament is the grandeur of “Ballad In Em”. Vocals take on an ethereal spirit with the soothing scope of “Solitudes”. Much more intense in tone is the gigantic teeming work of “Between C And Y”. Rather tragic with its isolationist nature is the mournful work of “Loneliness Has No End”. Bringing the album to a reflective close is the stately “New Moon”.
Joyful and triumphant, Vinc2’s “By the Third Sea” displays a deeply felt sort of passion.