The Lavender Scare’s release “Buried Behind Monet” is a shaded (not quite dark) tune that sings of melancholy and tension. While divided into different sections, the flow of this work is uninhibited, progressing from one section to the next with ease. The clarity of sound is mixed with appropriate amounts of reverb and compression to give a near-ghost-like quality to the vocals, a spacious cavern to the guitars and synths, and a subtle yet emphatic push to the bass and drums. The result is a not-quite-eerie, but definitely lonely, song that chills the listener without scaring them. There are warm parts, too–the chill just makes them even more effective.
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