The setlist for Dive balances several old A-sides against a welter of new material, all of it crisp and gorgeous.
If that nicely detailed tranquility is Dive's biggest selling point, it also exposes a nagging flaw, which is a lack of tension.
Dive is actually one of my favorite albums of all time. I understand why some people might not feel it, but for me it's perfectly in the sweet spot where melody meets atmosphere.
What can I say? I'm just a huge fan of the audio-visual aesthetic that Scott Hansen has created through both his music and his design work as Iso50.
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