Review – Writing the Future in Letters of Fire

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Writing the Future in Letters of Fire

(Sonic Unyon)

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Nicholas Friesen @Nicholastronaut November 4, 2016

Dreamscape architects Matt Durrant, Ryan Ferguson, Jay Patterson and Sean Ramsay (aka SIANspheric) are back in all their glorious feedback-laden glory. Fifteen years after the Hamilton band’s third LP, The Sound of the Colour of the Sun, it feels as though no time has gone by, or like this is some lost 10 song artifact. Opening with its heartbreaking title track, the disc falls into place with the devastating “I Draw the Line”, and shimmers under your skin with “I Have It.” It’s the kind of record you can get lost in, and I just did while writing this review. It’s that perfect blend of beautiful soundscapes and hidden vocals that never gets lost in masturbatory noise experimentation.