A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Invisible Cities
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Based on 84 ratings
2021 Ratings: #277
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Actually enjoying this one a whole lot, I've been returning to it repeatedly. I love this group and I think they have a knack for creating pretty captivating melodies. If you've never listened to their self titled please do so, it's one of my all time favorite records.
My first review since the snowstorm in Texas, let's go! I also impulse bought this album on Bandcamp so I figured this had to be the next project I reviewed.


The more chaotic, surreal and intriguing sister project of "The Undivided Five" is finally here.

I know that sentence sounds a bit off considering this is a soundtrack to an entirely different theatrical performance revolving around, of all things, the story of Kublai Khan and Marco Polo, but in fairness most of the ... read more
Another stirring and soaring performance from A Winged Victory, a worthy follow up to 2019's The Undivided Five. Invisible Cities takes you on a journey through the imaginary places of the mind.

Standouts: The Merchants Of Seven Nations, Desires Are Already Memories, Total Perspective Vortex, The Celestial City, Thirteenth Century Travelogue, Only Strings And Their Supports Remain, So That The City Can Begin To Exist, Every Solstice & Equinox, Nothing Of The City Touches The ... read more
Can't wait to nap and read to this for years to come.
It’s short but sure, still not too compelling. The moods are oddly juxtaposed. Can feel lonely to lively, either way not particularly intriguing. Much progresses in a simple but tight manner. Missing some immersivity, but has a nice glow to it. Too much weakness supporting infrequent ideas. Not a clutter though.

The anticipation from “So That the City Can Begin to Exist” is left a little dry. I do like how it’s more trancy and eases to stiller motions. Elements creep in ... read more
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Track List

  1. So That The City Can Begin To Exist
  2. The Celestial City
  3. The Dead Outnumber The Living
  4. Every Solstice & Equinox
  5. Nothing Of The City Touches The Earth
  6. Thirteenth Century Travelogue
  7. The Divided City
  8. Only Strings And Their Supports Remain
  9. There Is One Of Which You Never Speak
  10. Despair Dialogue
  11. The Merchants Of Seven Nations
  12. Desires Are Already Memories
  13. Total Perspective Vortex
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Added on: January 19, 2021