Cale Parks, 'To Swift Mars' (Polyvinyl)

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To Swift Mars
Critical Mass
Label: Polyvinyl

by Daniel Cook

The third solo release by multi-instrumentalist Cale Parks (who's drummed for indie notables Aloha and White Williams) is a breezy mix of pop, electronica, and ethereal minimalism that suggests a handful of touchstones -- opener "Eyes Won't Shut" channels Junior Boys' seductive electro-pop while the organ-heavy "Knight Conversation" evokes Beach House's languid balladry. And ultimately, it's Parks' ability to slip so deftly between stylistic approaches -- tightroping from dancefloor churners to bedroom reveries -- that gives To Swift Mars its distinctive, energetic flow.

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