Per Mission

A Ritual Loop

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With soothing lyrical twists and breathtaking instrumental work, Per Mission comes forth with an honestly mature sophomore release entitled A Ritual Loop. Like its title, the record bursts forth with songs that loop and spin in melodic point and counterpoint to bring complex structures and percussive textures to the forefront. Perhaps the goal of this fine electronic indie rock ensemble was to find a spectacular way to escape from the bandmembers' musically chained barriers and stretch their boundaries. They certainly provide the listener with some music only explored in fresh new territory, revitalizing both the listener and band alike in a call-and-response form. Jason Noble sings with full resonance on the mike, with the support of Rachel Grimes at the instrumental throttle. The messages are deeply realized in the record and carried out with the spirit and enthusiasm of this exuberant group, bringing forth meaning and immediate emotional impact. Hard to digest or register in its first playing, this is a record that matures and gets better with age.

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