Mystery Jets have returned with their patiently awaited, superlative new album– Curve Of The Earth. Similar to the album title, they transcend to new levels in both ability and sound.
‘Telomere’ sets the scene for the album, with a repetitive hook foreshadowing the crescendo throughout the track. Enthused with universally addictive vocals, they revert back to their hushed beginning towards the end of the track; seen also in ‘Blood Red Balloon’ and ‘1985’.
‘Bombay Blue’ follows, with a highly melodic approach to the tones of voice and instrumental. An electric guitar appears once a diminuendo is heard at the end of the first verse, creating a sense of completion. Unhurried yet still gleeful, the track draws to the bridge where a funk electric guitar is heard. Combined with the contrasting acoustic guitar, it fulfils the last moments of the track – ending with harmonised vocals.
All of the following tracks act as great as the previous, repeating the thrilling guitar and vocals though rhapsodized with synthesised notes alongside them. ‘Midnight’s Mirror’ is where the album begins diversifying. An almost reggae melody can be interpreted from the beginning, before blooming into a busy yet powerful hook.
Resembling Tame Impala’s notorious bass lines, ‘Taken By The Tide’ appears, presenting their passion for music through the increased tempo. Compared to the prior track, ‘Saturnine’ and ‘The End Up’ finish the album, reverting back to the hushed along with synthesised tones from the first song. Each track is accompanied with delicate lyrics, a hushed yet alluring LP. You should definitely give it a try.
Curve Of The Earth is out now via Caroline International.