Rarely does and album come along that is so multi-faceted that it can duly incite the listener and honestly bewitch the critcs.
Kid Icarus' 5th full length does just that before you can comprehend it's subtle complexities.
Be My Echo doesn't make the customary "indie rock nods" but rather clutches the whimsy of Robyn Hitchcock and Syd Barrett yet regrounds with a direct gaze similar to Lou Reed.
It also manages to charm the listener with it's confounding instrumental passages that recall Love, Bevis Frond, and Can.
An album that utilizes chiming 12 string guitars, echo-box harmonica, and vocal melodies to maximum effect!