Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry

A slow-burning and truly engrossing listen
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‘All Creatures Will Make Merry’ is the second album from Edinburgh’s Meursault, and follows in the spectacular footsteps of 2008 debut ‘Pissing On Bonfires/Kissing With Tongues’. ‘ACWMM’ channels much of the cacophonous, swirling noise and electronic textures of its predecessor - along with Neil Pennycook’s heart-wrenching, iron-lunged howls - without simply retracing old steps; instead, allowing a whole new sonic chapter to unfold.

The pulsating chimes of ‘Crank Resolutions’ and ‘Weather’’s sleepy acoustic echoes offer moments of more immediate beauty, whereas tracks like ‘New Ruin’ or the bittersweet balladry of ‘Sleet’ make for a slow-burning and truly engrossing listen.

7/10

Words by Ryan Drever

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