pg.lost - Versus (Pelagic Records) 2016
Swedish foursome pg.lost took the album title Versus from the idea that two seemingly separate, contrasting sounds could unexpectedly unite to complement one another. Therein lies the beauty of their latest creation. It possesses a crisp, glacial clarity that is embedded with rough, heavy till gathered along the journey – a metallic, rocky, fluid and all things in between sound. There is a depth and radiance that comes from the heightened presence of synths compared to past releases. A fantastic war of sound is waged throughout the album; ascending keys and guitars clash against sludgy bass lines and the footsteps of drums in a sonic display of Spartan might. Versus is an epic tale that resonates far beyond its recorded confines.