Album Review: Serena Maneesh – No 2: Abyss in B Minor

April 4, 2010

Serena Maneesh - No 2: Abyss in B MinorTitle: No 2: Abyss in B Minor
Artist: Serena Maneesh
Label: 4AD
Released: 23 March 2010
In one word: Muddled

There are few moments of clarity on Serena Maneesh’s follow-up to their 2005 self-titled debut. Stumbling between pop, Scandinavian heaviness, shoegaze, and dizzy psychedelia, Serena Maneesh’s latest takes us to a plane where everything is distorted and nothing is as it seems. Abyss in B Minor is at its best on tracks “Reprobate!” and “Blow Yr Brains In The Morning Rain”, but they are at best a brief respite from the Norweigan band’s musical wild goose chase. This album drones on gratingly as it goes nowhere fast.

© Natascha Malta, Music Vice


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