Ignore the dubious title, and
The album opens and closes with fanfare (making the last track “Intro” was kind of funny). “Ponaturi” is a two-minute mini-suite that hits all of the band’s favorite modes – grinding noise, ambient interludes – before segueing into “Cities of the Interior.” The transition is so seamless that I suspect the band broke the tracks up just to avoid having any one song exceed 10 minutes. “Interior” is almost a test for listeners. Yeah, it’s eight-and-a-half minutes long. But given the ebb, flow and interplay of the album, identifying the songs’ beginnings and endings seems irrelevant. Just accept that the nerdcore-ish keyboards bring in a video game-like quality before strings completely wash that sound out, followed by a plaintive, simple piano part. It’s all up and down dynamics, a collection of sounds that work well with the volume knob set to one or 10.
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