THE MOST POWERFUL TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE – The Moonlight’s Fair Tonight

reviewed by Garrett Lyons | Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The Moonlight's Fair TonightThe Moonlight’s Fair Tonight is just a beautiful record. The Most Powerful Telescope in the Universe blend the atmospheric feel of Death From Above with the indie-pop of Of Montreal. The album ebbs and flows brilliantly from track to track and everything is just done perfectly. The vocals, although a bit of an acquired taste, work for each track. The tempos are simultaneously upbeat and calming. The instruments and song construction are intricate and deeply layered. Opening track “The Last of the Incas” is simply a genius song of delicate construction and sets the tone for the whole album.

The Moonlight’s Fair Tonight adds to the recent trend of records from the Pacific Northwest hinging more and more on solid fundamental construction instead of the bells and whistles the rest of the music world seems intent on placing on records. This is just a simply stunning album.

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