& Yet & Yet
Once again recorded by band members and mixing wizards Charles and Ohad, the stacks of tube gear combined with digital editing have yielded a thick, intricate sound overall -- highly detailed yet still somehow wrapped in a translucent gauze. Most of the tracking was done at guitarist Justin\'s apartment, then brought to the studio. Unlike the band\'s previous effort, Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead (cst010), which resonated with the rural atmosphere of its barnyard recording location, the new album is much more up-front-sounding. The arrangements pump with bottom end and the interweaving melodic elements are beautifully shaped and placed. While the album conjures diverse emotions, there is something consistently ebullient and effervescent about each of the songs. Aesthetically and technically, & Yet & Yet is DMST\'s strongest and most evocative work to date.