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Sun Araw, ‘Ancient Romans’ (Drag City/Sun Ark)

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // August 24, 2011

Over a handful of albums, Sun Araw main man ?Cameron Stallones has become adept at getting neck-deep in swampy ?dub, even as he drizzles syrupy Afro-beats atop ?his psych-tinged noise. This double album (complete with lush art booklet) is styled like a toga party, but some tracks (“Fit for Caesar,” “Lucretius”) are closer to the ‘shroom-chewing highlights of Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. “At Delphi” toes the line between synth shriek and baby wail, while epic closer “Impluvium” is a ?pagan ritual fit for the decline of Empire.