"Which of these says ‘Happy housewarming’ better: mezcal or corn whiskey?"
-Me today @ Spec’s
Imperial Topaz - Full of Grace lp
So, it’s taken me a month and a half to finally get around to posting a review for Full of Grace. Despite really digging the Imperial cassette from a few years ago, when I initially got this, I hated it. Arriving in the mail after an exceptionally shitty day at work and I was more in the mood for listening to something like KARP or Unsane, which resulted in this album being discarded upon my couch.
After several weeks of somehow not being sat upon and broken, I popped it back on the phonograph and, surprise, I found myself enjoying it. Full of Grace is eight tracks of ghostly female vocals, shimmering synthesizers, and minimalistic drum patterns; very ethereal and just a little haunting at times. While I’m more drawn to the ambient side of Imperial Topaz, there’s a certain pop element that’s not unpleasant. This is definitely an album you have to be in the right headspace when listening to. I’m digging these laid back vibes.
Go get it…