Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns

There are few things in life as warming and mood-enhancing as a pleasant musical surprise. Be that an unexpected push on in terms of quality of a band, or a change of direction that suits in a way you hadn’t imagined, or a diversification of sound that leads to the producing of an album with a myriad of qualities and highlights that resolutely refuses to be “one defined thing”. Arcane Roots’ sophomore release Melancholia Hymns (Easy Life) is, I’m pleased to report, one of those warming and mood-enhancing pleasures. Continue reading