Exitmusic are Devon Church and Aleksa Palladino. They started writing together several years ago when Church (who is born in Canada) moved to New york, which is Palladino’s home. ‘Passage’ follows their first EP ‘From Silence’ released in 2011.
‘Passage’ is a collection of 10 songs. Some newly written sitting along side some old tracks that have been spiced up. This full length was recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with mixer Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projects, Deerhunter), Devon and Alesksa, along with the assistance of Prentiss and Shelestak.
Well, what can I say about this Passage…I know…I love it. Its velvety, moody and texturally thick. It makes me feel like I am being engulfed in a massive beanbag. The tracks each come up through your body like a gentle rush of adrenalin, which gradually take over your senses bringing a calm, relaxed state of being to your soul.
Some tracks have beautiful drums that are beating like a heart (particularly tracks like ‘Stars’ & ‘Storms’). Makes me think of Siouxsie Sioux, yet a mix of Evanescence and then Portishead’s beautiful female tones. ‘The Cold’ is soft yet dance-able. This is music to lie on the grass with your headphones on while watching the clouds drift over the sky – now when was the last time you did that? 8/10