DC Music News Feed: Following up their critically acclaimed 2010 album ...Are The Roaring Night, Montreal's The Besnard Lakes return with their fourth album Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO on April 2 via Jagjaguwar. Produced and recorded by husband and wife founding members Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, Excess continues the band's dense, widescreen dynamics of churning guitar lines, harmonies that are often compared to Brian Wilson's choral fantasies and a dark, dramatic rhythmic undertow for a sound Uncut summed up as "psychedelic dirge-pop". This is shoe-gaze rewritten with gothic grandeur.
From the Press Release: The Besnard Lakes' Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO had its humble beginnings in mid-2011 and was completed over the course of a year. Ever mindful and attentive to the most subtle and nuanced details, founding band members Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas produced, recorded and mixed at the stalwart Breakglass Studios in Montreal. Eventually mastered by the renowned Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, this fourth album by The Besnard Lakes' features heavyweight additions by Moonface's Spencer Krug and Mike Bigelow, The Barr Brothers' Sarah Page, the always-enchanting Monica Guenter and the return of Fifth String Liberation Singers' Choir.
The story of the album unfolds its introspection on the endurance of the human spirit during prophetic times as told by a spy or two, maybe more. Each of the eight tracks on the album takes off, coasts, and lands smoothly, with a jubilant slowburn of its own momentum for the benefit of the larger picture. The Besnard Lakes create a distinct and dreamy headspace, an enigmatic and somehow familiar placelessness. It happens in such a way that both the close and casual listener find themselves immersed in the generous sonic vision, one moment as timeless as the next.
"A magnificently oceanic meld of Beach Boys harmonies, My Bloody Valentine tidal waves and Phil Spector girl-group siren songs shot through with soaring guitar."