MIDWAY IN WAKE
"Heirs To The Storm"
Greg Reynaud's second album as Midway In Wake, is a concept album that unfolds lyrically through the narratives told by ten different characters over the course of the album. Given Greg's proximity to North Korea in Daegu, one could interpret the album's "post-apocalyptic" subject matter as a comment about the constant threat of violence coming from the north, but that was never the intention. The sounds and tones on this record are reminsent of tracks like "Check And Checkmate" on the 'We Will Remain Sedate,' in they're much more modern and electronic feeling than several of the more lo-fi, acoustically driven numbers on the debut. If you're a fan of later era Radiohead or the more current albums by Bon Iver and The National, add this one to your playlist.