‘Anacrusis’ builds with a Sigur Ros-esque intensity, erupting in an ethereal crescendo with the same power that Dry the River harnessed with their first album. Both bands use masterful vocal harmonies to bring a sense of depth and sincere emotion to their tracks which gives them an intimate aura that is never lost, whether listening alone or with thousands. For ‘Anacrusis’, a song that “deals with convalescence and rebirth from a dark place with the help of someone else”, this allows Mt. Wolf to ensure that no context is ever lost from paper to performance.
Sebastian Fox’s vocals are almost impossibly tender; a fragile high-pitched falsetto which, like James Vincent McMorrow, induces awe and confidently holds its’ tone. Some immediate similarities could be drawn to Bon Iver (both musically and vocally), showing that this London-based trio are certainly at home making unarguably good, structured music.
‘Anacrusis’ is the latest offering from their next EP ‘Hex’ (released 25th March), which will be their last release before their eagerly awaited debut album becomes available this Autumn.