"Outer space ambient plumbs the interstellar depths within."
- from Bandcamp's "New and Notable"
"Similar to the previous record, Sigh of Relief manages to create a dark and somewhat gloomy mood without relying on dark tones. Behind the darkness hides light." - Opduvel (Netherlands)
"Between slowcore and ambient, there is only one step, that of deepening it seems. It is therefore no surprise that we sometimes see the late metamorphosis of former major figures of the genre into Yoda masters of sound meditation." - dMute (France)
"More than the Kadane canvas reworked on other surfaces, we find the soul, diffuse, blurred, indefinable but present that makes [Sigh of Relief's] charm: a presence in the world that is definitely unique."
- Popnews (France)
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This is one of the finest immersions into low end and lower midrange I've experienced. I keep thinking of reference points like Torche and Smashing Pumpkins, except Hum probably influenced those bands and are just reclaiming their throne here. I also hear classic shoegaze like MBV and Swervedriver, just with a ton more muscle. It's rare these days that a band stands out for its guitar tones, but this record truly is a vulgar display of power. fyeahmetal