I did an interview with An Albatross some tours ago and they were nice people, especially the keyboard/synth player. I saw them again some weeks ago when they were in Berlin and I was doing the bar at the venue Lokal. The keyboard/synth player was still a nice person but the singer now looks like a hippie cliché revenant and they all wore Obama badges… But all this was still a lot better than large parts of the audience. Fucking Vice believing pseudo hipsters go die!
Their music on this latest record is still kinda weird but less archaic than on earlier outputs. There is less grind and more psych now. Imagine Reinhard Lakomy anno 1981 jamming with The Locust anno 1998. Take Krautrock and turn it from something holistic into something disturbing and you come close to the An Albatross experience. You could also imagine a vampire circus gone mad. Of course you could also simply listen to their music and if you decide to do so you might prefer this record. It is still totally freaked out but it as also the most accessible of all their records and to say it quite plainly: it is a good record. Compared to e.g. A Fine Boat That Coffin or Orthrelm this record is really pop. But pop for advanced listeners…