Album Reveiw: Atlas Sound – Parallax
Review by sammielou, who is without Internet this week.
Dismissing Atlas Sound as just a side project from Deerhunter’s front man, Bradford
Cox, would be a mistake. In fact, on his latest release, Parallax, he has put to rest any
doubt of that. But even if you did doubt him, Cox doesn’t care. His carefree attitude
shines through on this album leaving you with the feeling that it’s okay to be alone.
Cox’s shy vocals expressed in “Amplifiers” will leave listeners in a dream like state
as he repeats the word “stay” until the track dwindles out like the reverb from a guitar.
Synthesizer sounds can be found littered throughout the album but are predominantly
noticed in the album’s title track, “Parallax.” If you’re missing that fix of cookie
cutter pop guitar, check out “Mona Lisa” and “My Angel is Broken.” My favorite
is “Lightworks” the closing song on an album that is opening more doors for Cox’s
Although many people would agree this album has a lonely tone to it, it’s all
relative, and you as a listener can relate.