Album Review: "Eternal Embers" by Meltt (6/10)


Producers: Meltt and Kieran Wagstaff

“Into the Blue,” the lead track off Meltt’s latest liquescent sound trip, was inspired by a documentary about Indonesian free divers. It’s an intriguing subject that perfectly reflects the Canadian act’s sonic style. Yet while the disc’s introductory notes offer heady promise, the excitement doesn’t last and slogging to the end grows increasingly wearisome. Lovers of ethereal art rockers such as Low Hum and Mild Orange are most likely to unearth joy from these billowy beats. – Andy Kaufmann