Toronto-based duo Memoryhouse’s new EP The Years is a collection of mellow electronica filled with layers of delicate vocals and soft instrumentation. That’s pretty much all you need to know. Unlike their sonic cousins Braids, Memoryhouse shows a complete lack of dynamism, making a completely unremarkable record. The EP drones through five mellow tracks that do accomplish their apparent goal of being unobtrusive background noise for a sleep disorder clinic. Yes it’s well done, but it’s nothing that stands out from the mess of atmospheric bands. It merely exists.
(Sub Pop Records, 2013 Fourth Avenue, Third Floor, Seattle, WA 98121)