@ Are You There God? It’s Me, @ LIGHT

Release date:
June 14, 2024
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In March 2023, @ turned heads with their debut album Mind Palace Music that utilized an array of acoustic instrumentation and densely layered harmonies, like the great outsider folk records of the 60s and 70s and placed it in a modern setting. If Mind Palace Music was @ playing on story mode, their new EP Are You There God? It's Me, @ is the darker, stranger side quest. Are You There God? It's Me, @ is @'s foray into electronic music - consisting primarily of software instrumentation (with the occasional flute, guitar or bass part sprinkled in). The band's experience producing in this style was minimal, but they found the new process to be a rewarding exercise allowing them to explore new textures and structures made possible by computer music. Across five songs, @ call upon a higher power, as the title suggests, in search of fulfillment. While they try to remain hopeful, daily suffering casts doubt on whether that high power even exists. On "Soul Hole," overtop an autotuned vocal loop and hyper-pop-esque production, Rose repeats "I'm going to the soul hole and I'm never coming back," hoping to leave behind the material world and the desires that comes with it. "Webcrawler," named after the pioneering search engine, might be considered Are You There God?'s epic. @ sees their search for meaning in life akin to how search engines pull together data from all over the internet to find answers. While the band confesses the departure from their usual sound may only be temporary, it's an exciting listen full of twists and turns that surprised even themselves. Full of soul searching and sonic experimentation, Are You There God? It's Me, @ is an encapsulating spiritual saga for the digital age.

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