Bear in Heaven: “I Love You, It’s Cool”

Synth-driven dance music.

The third album from this NYC group. I feel like they started this album with the intention of “Let’s make the hugest sound possible”, if so, they have succeeded quite handsomely. Synthesizers take the prominent spot in the mix on just about every song on the album, supported by clanging guitars and a voice that fits the sound like a glove. Bear in Heaven create an atmosphere that is massive and ethereal, best left to wash over you. I’m not sure if most of these songs were made for the purpose of dancing to, probably, but my favorite moments in the album are when you can just admire their use of space and raw power (see: Cool Light, The Reflection of You). I recommend playing this album on the largest speakers you have access to, it’s worth it. I Love You, It’s Cool is one of my favorites of the year so far.

Reviewed by: Marc Schroeder on April 2nd, 2012

RIYL: Awesome music!

Recommended Tracks: 1,2!,3,5!7,8

FCC Warning: 4, which is a damn shame for radio. Listen to this on your own. Please.

Label: Hometapes

Release Date: April 3rd, 2012