Quickspace

Precious Falling

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Where their EPs expanded and experimented with the different elements of their sound, and their first album concentrated on their softer side, Quickspace's second album Precious Falling pulls the band's versatile style together in a collection of 13 diverse but cohesive songs. The dreamily beautiful "Mouse" glides atop a minimal, shimmering guitar pattern and sighs off-handedly charming lyrics like "You're not perfect, I suppose/But you're my rose." Fuzzy guitar and synth rave-ups like "Happy Song #2" and "Coca Lola" prove Quickspace hasn't lost its affection for noisy pop, and the minor-key "Melo," "Minors" and "Walk Me Home" offer a tart contrast to the generally sweet and sunny feel of Precious Mountain. Most interesting are the experimental and filmic songs like "Hadid," "The Mountain Waltz" and "Goodbye Precious Mountain," where the band stretch their remixing and arranging skills.

Though quirky throwaways like "7 Like That" and "Obvious" sometimes pull the rest of the album down from its heights, it's the band's essentially unpretentious nature that makes their flexibility possible. That Quickspace can blend diverse styles and sounds together in a comfortable and spontaneous-sounding way reflects on their creative integrity, and Precious Falling shows just how much they can do.

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