Prince Rupert's Drops - Climbing Light

"Straight back to the 60’s, Climbing Light is an acid flashback altogether."-Impose

"It’s heady stuff, but in PRD’s hands it’s catchy, too—the album’s titular track sounds like The Zombies if they’d recorded a song based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead."-Entertainment Weekly

“Climbing Light sees the band at their most confident, unafraid to go wherever their muse may take them, and it's this sense of allowing the songs to be what they need to be, rather than trying to shoehorn them into a particular sound, which makes Climbing Light such an unpredictable, thrilling ride, and promises great things for the future.”-The Active Listener

"Following up on their stunning Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records debut, Run Slow, Prince Rupert’s Drops reflect, refract and reemerge in the form of Climbing Light, their dark and brilliant second full-length album; forty-two minutes featuring eight songs of frighteningly unforgettable form. The view that the light of Climbing Light isn’t all sunshine and finger-snaps is immediately clear, from the album’s beginning “Death March,” where a Mod-ified glam-rock swagger meets a Gregorian chant masquerading as power-pop and decides to lay its body down. The dread continues through the “Doldrums” that follow. The song is anchored by a bassline so steady as to be paranoid, sounding the alarm of the world-weary – “don’t get swept aside, never to be seen again.” This being Prince Rupert’s Drops, the echo of all life’s extermination is delivered under a shower of irresistible handclaps and sing-along chorus. It’s a monumental, multi-hued musical death-trip that Prince Rupert’s Drops have delivered on Climbing Light. Even during the generous moments of beautiful, earth-worn balladry – such as the instant classic “Follow Me” – the vibe is cautious, at best, with regard to this climb into the band’s collective head, reminding us that we’re “a long, long way from home / where the wild beasts howl and roam."-Ryan Muldoon
  • LabelBeyond Beyond Is Beyond
  • UPC857387005025
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