CD £9.99
  • SKU: AKR137CD
  • UPC: 0729920164219
  • Release Date: 27 March 2020


Label Review.

2020 album also available on Vinyl.

Our Overview.

“Stevens remains at the height of his powers - capable of work as individual, compassionate and powerful as any American composer working today.” - The Washington Post commented on ‘Aphoria’ the new album from New York based singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and his step-father and record label co-owner, Lowell Brams.

The 21 songs on ‘Aporia’ are tightly crafted, resonating with a gem-like intensity, in the spirit of the New Age composers who sanded off the edges of their synths’ sawtooth waves, ‘Aporia’ approximates a rich soundtrack from an imagined sci-fi epic brimming with moody, hooky, gauzy synthesiser soundscapes.

The album may suggest the progeny of a John Carpenter, Wendy Carlos and Mike Oldfield marriage but it stands apart from these touchstones and generates a meditative universe all its own. This is no mere curio in the Sufjan Stevens catalogue but a fully realised collaborative musical piece.

“Sufjan Stevens is one of the most prolific and absolutely gifted American songwriters of the 21st century.” - NPR

Available on CD, first-run yellow coloured vinyl and cassette.

Tracklisting: Ousia / What It Takes / Disinheritance / Agathon / Determined Outcome / Misology / Afterworld Alliance / Palinodes / Backhanded Cloud / Glorious You / For Raymond Scott / Matronymic / The Red Desert / Conciliation / Ataraxia / The Unlimited / The Runaround / Climb That Mountain / Captain Praxis / Eudaimonia / The Lydian Ring