After long spans of time between their releases—6 years between Xuvetyn and Glissceule, and then 7 years after that until Chorus—Lovesliescrushing had a bumper year in 2010. Not only was their long-awaited Girl.Echo.Suns.Veils retrospective released, but they also released the Avianium companion album as well as the CRWTH remix album. It brought the band, arguably one of the most experimental and abstract artists in the shoegazer realm, back into the genre’s limelight.
So what do they do after such a banner year? Why, release a “virtual” 7” that finds them going back to what they do best: creating another batch of shapeless, abstract, and ultra-ethereal compositions made up of nothing more than the ghostly remains of Scott Cortez’ guitar manipulations and Melissa Arpin-Duimstra’s voice. It’s a formula that has served them well over the last two decades, and while it might seem old hat for the duo, subsequent listens to EverythingIsChemical Virtual 7” No. 7 still reveal some fascinating soundscapes.