Volcano Choir’s Repave

Justin PerichRepave – The latest from Volcano Choir, a team effort between Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the members of Collections of Colonies of Bees, is even more layered and more rewarding than their first record, Unmap. Beginning with the hauntingly beautiful Holocene-ish fingerpicking of “Tiderays,” the album certainly channels previous efforts of those involved–the poetic lyrics, the heartbreaking falsetto, pounding bass, blaring guitars–but it really carves out its own place in post-rock history somewhere near the climax of “Byegone” and doesn’t relinquish it until the final triumphant moments of “Almanac.” 5/5 stars.