‘Repave’ brings Wisconsin band Volcano Choir into sharp focus. The glitch-laden, cautious presentation of the band’s previous work serves as points of both reference and departure across these eight songs; the product of growing conviction and trust, of a fully-operational band, gifted in shading and nuance, and rumbling with power. It’s the sound of the creative process as it evolves and ultimately explodes the seamless structuring of electronic and acoustic/amplified instruments, multi-threaded with the timbre and technology of the human voice as it enters and exits the equation. Moreover, ‘Repave’ is the sound of confident musicians extending their reach to anthemic peaks and pulling back to reveal moments of the utmost vulnerability, sure enough of themselves to let those moments stand on their own. Features a collaboration between Justin Vernon and Collection Of Colonies Of Bees.
It is no coincidence that listeners of STRAY FROM THE PATH will often have a difficult time confining them to a specific genre. The have made it a point to remain unpredictable, intricate, and intelligent.