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  • Summary: Keyboardist Katie Lee left the band before the completion of the Canadian trio's mostly guitar-less second full-length release.
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  1. Nov 21, 2013
    80
    If Centipede Hz was a direct expletive to the status quo, then Flourish // Perish is the warm embrace that makes everything feel splendid.
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    80
    Despite the lineup change and the turmoil surrounding the trio, Flourish // Perish builds upon Braids equally striking debut without retreading old work.
  3. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    It’s certainly a very different sort of album from Native Speaker, with far more emphasis on glitchy beats and ambient electronica than on their previous record, but after a few listens you can’t help but be impressed by the evolution on display.
  4. Aug 19, 2013
    80
    Sometimes some things need to perish for others to flourish, and these songs show that Standell-Preston, Smith, and Tufts evolved into a group that can not just survive, but thrive in the face of hard times.
  5. Aug 20, 2013
    75
    The length of time it takes to unfold challenges waning attention spans, but by revealing Standell-Preston’s drawn fangs early, it turns the listeners into willing victims.
  6. 70
    On Flourish // Perish, the Montreal trio takes a sharp turn inward.
  7. Aug 20, 2013
    60
    A collection of delicate, woozy and otherworldly electronics. [Sep 2013, p.99]

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