This PURITY RING album has been out for awhile now. It’s always been part of my plans to get it up here, I just didn’t know when it would happen. The reason being that, if you’re like me, you have an occasional soft spot for electronic music. This album obviously manages to hit that spot one way or another, the only difference being that this Purity Ring album is only good in small doses. If you begin to spend too much time with Shrines, things quickly go stale, kind of like you’re going around in circles lost in the woods. There’s no denying that Corin Roddick and Megan James have forged their very own sound here, but that’s also the problem – we don’t have anything for contrast, so this is all we’re left with. Which is in turn why this album can quickly go stale, unless of course, you carefully pick out each small dosage of Shrines as you go. Because once again, there’s no denying that something this calculated and something this pristine could ever possibly steer us wrong, frankly we just don’t want it to lose it’s originality.
Genre/ Tags: Electronic, Ethereal, Pop