“Sophisticated and self-aware” – Pitchfork
“Brilliance explored in a space of fragile ambience and mottled sonic adornments.” – Dummy
On their third album, ‘Angel’, it’s clear that Pure X have – and always have had – an uncompromising musical vision. Over the course of each full length the band has tirelessly reinvented themselves, opting to stay true to their own sensibilities rather than placate expectations or regurgitate a ‘successful’ sound. After wooing both critics and audiences alike with their seductive, submerged in-reverberation debut ‘Pleasure’ the band pulled an about-face on their sophomore album ‘Crawling
Up The Stairs’, crafting a follow up that emphasized textural clarity and raw emotionality over its predecessor’s intoxicating soundscapes.
Now on their third album, their first as a quartet, the internal upheaval of ‘Crawling Up The Stairs’ has fully dissipated and given way to a new found serenity, a calm which finds the band in its most potent, refined, and elemental form yet.