Purity Ring – WOMB (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Purity Ring – WOMB (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 36:02 minutes | 423 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © 4AD

Canadian duo Megan James and Corin Roddick released their debut album ‘Shrines’ eight years ago, and their cohesive vision was striking from the start. Melding uneasy, fidgety beats with creepy imagery, it was an eerie, skittering creation composed back-and-forth over email. Lyrically, it depicted dissected bodies (‘Fineshrine’) and fairytale-ish evil grandmothers drilling little holes into eyelids. Purity Ring in six words: macabre imagery enveloped in hypnotic electronica.

Having described it as “A quest for comfort, the search for a resting place”, it almost sounds like Canadian duo Purity Ring are searching for a place to die in their new album, but the title Womb, is instead more of an invitation to stay safe at home and enjoy the life we’ve been given. Megan James and Corin Roddick came out of the shadows in 2012 following the release of their album, Shrine, and have since been endorsed by the likes of Jon Hopkins and Danny Brown. Their artistic approach hasn’t changed all that much and their synthetic pop is still blossoming and finding its fullness and depth in this third studio album which may even surpass the work of their fellow compatriot Grimes, who has a similar style. Roddick’s production is as compelling as ever here and James, with her vocals sounding less and less human, is an expert in making catchy choruses. The duo from Edmonton have released a whole load of potential hits, (notably the ballad rubyinsides, built on layers upon layers of synthesizers, as well as the future pop in sinew and the single stardew), and shown great skill in this album. An amniotic haven that definitely lives up to our expectations. – Smaëm Bouaici

1-01. Purity Ring – rubyinsides (03:33)
1-02. Purity Ring – pink lightning (04:14)
1-03. Purity Ring – peacefall (04:16)
1-04. Purity Ring – i like the devil (02:55)
1-05. Purity Ring – femia (03:07)
1-06. Purity Ring – sinew (03:11)
1-07. Purity Ring – vehemence (03:47)
1-08. Purity Ring – silkspun (03:35)
1-09. Purity Ring – almanac (03:13)
1-10. Purity Ring – stardew (04:06)




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