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Sufjan Stevens has Make name for himself across board, from scoring major motion picture to several acclaimed solo albums. His sound has seen frequent changes, from whispery, mellow gospel-folk on Seven Swans to proper electronica. This album, his first solo release since 2015s Carrie & Lowell, leans heavily toward his electronic side but is a step beyond any of what he has done previously. In his last album, Stevens lyrics were greatly concerned with himself, death, God and his own history. Tracks like Fourth of July are deeply personal ballads of narrative perfection, But what we face with in Ascension is something entirely different, something much more generally concern. The Albums overall palette is electronic, largely composed of glimmering synths and heavy production. In addition to these, Sufjan make interesting use of a vast array of abrasive sounds. These set album apart from anything he has done before but can occasionally retract from listening experience. The opening track, Make Me Offer I Cannot Refuse, is eerie and a little psychedelic. Sufjans voice is in its typical airy, soft-spoken form accompanied by a vast percussive background and a lot of sounds. Here, his eclectic composition is wonderful. Complicate relationships between each sound are on full display. It is a promising start to album. In subsequent tracks Run Away With Me and previously released Video Game, Stevens moves sound around in low-fi electronica and glimmering synth-pop tracks. Both are wonderful and engaging listens, and the latter was accompanied by a music video featuring Tik Tok dancer Jalaiah Harmon. Shortly thereafter, album becomes more experimental, easing itself into what will be a slightly esoteric, somewhat abrasive, but impactful couple of tracks at album center, where Stevens push boundaries of sound and song. In making those pushes, Ascension takes form as an occasionally beautiful, occasionally ear-splitting array of tracks that-mostly-works. It is not the kind of soft-spoken beauty lovers of Carrie & Lowell would prefer, but a grittier aesthetic. Die Happy, album's sixth track, is slow and constant build. The only lyrics Is I wanna Die Happy, repeated in almost the same tone each time as the background evolves and changes. Here, gradual addition of different sounds and tones and repetition of I wanna Die Happy serve to complicate that lyric. It is a wonderfully clever song, one that draws a lot of nuance from four words. After that track, however, Sufjans sounds can sometimes be a little much, To the point where one must ask, If this wasnt Sufjan Stevens, would I like this? After due consideration, one conclude yes, these songs are enjoyable and well-Make, though they are not the sort of music one listen to in a car. Some of the album tracks are only appreciable as clever, esoteric compositions. That say, their cleverness is remarkable. It just lends little difficulty to immersing oneself in album. Thematically, Ascension is full of darkness, faith and questioning.

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