Just over four years after their highly-praised DIY debut single and the following first EP, are back, through a sparse production of barely two demos and a single, the Indian shoegaze 3-piece based out of Imphal, Manipur, Lo! Peninsula, made of Nitin Samurailatpam (vocals and lead guitar), Avinash Thokchom (bass) and Jyotin Elangbam (drums).
The scarce meditational lyrics from the atmospheric and immersive new track, “Kintsugi”, reveal destiny and acceptance for what has occurred and what is yet to come, a gilded journey where the pain of fallacy teaches what is important to value on the quest for meaning in life.
A contemplative, sensorial and glaring flow, vaguely lysergic, at the same time rarefied and textured, teeming with ineluctable gazing fluctuations in slow droning unfolding, iridescent oneiric reverberations and sparkling, scorching resonances crossed by brittle melodic quivers, to drift, both bewitching and disturbing, over minimal, distant and evocative male vocal cry in an ecstatic yet painful release of fate’s revealed plan.
“Kintsugi” unfurls an enveloping and ecstatic reverb-laden sensory universe hopefully, a trigger for further releases on a more regular basis.
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