Midlake returns with their new studio album ANTIPHON. An antiphon is a call and response style of singing, from Gregorian chants to sea shanties. In the case of Denton, Texas favorite sons Midlake, it's the perfect title for a bold response to a new phase in the bands illustrious career, with a re jigged lineup and a newly honed sound as rich and symphonic as it is dynamic and kaleidoscopic. Anyone who knows Midlake's preceding albums will recognize some constituent parts of ANTIPHON: The quirky Psychedelia of 2004 debut BAMNAN and Slivercork, the 70s Soft-Rock strains of breakthrough album THE TRIALS OF VAN OCCUPANTHER and the Brit-Folk infusion of 2010s THE COURAGE OF OTHERS. But their fourth album is another fascinating departure, but also a logical progression. The sound is simultaneously familiar and changed.
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