Hailing from Portland, USA, Ages and Ages play a brand of acoustic-based pop music with elements of blues, folk and rock all rolled into an easily digestible package. On 'Divisionary', the group's second outing, Ages and Ages further explore their trademark sound.
The album begins with a short intro focusing largely on layered vocals and percussion before the music truly begins with 'Light Goes Out'; an upbeat, indie-pop work-out which closes with a huge, almost mantra-like coda. Then follows the organic, acoustic led 'I See More' which is one of the album's highlights. The vocals in this song deliver hook after hook.
In fact, the first four songs on 'Divisionary' are all thrilling and charming pieces; the harmonised guitar attack of 'No Pressure' and then the understated groove of 'Big Idea' showcase the band taking their foot off the gas a little and playing with dynamics. It is great to hear the band really pushing the boundaries of their style.
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