AOTY 2021

Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time

Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 543 ratings
2013 Ratings: #7
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The leap in songwriting promises an advance, but the decision to record it in the same way as the billowing, freeform Hidden Lands makes it feel like a missed opportunity. 

Consequence of Sound

Though often too big to fully comprehend, Ceres & Calypso is the kind of album you wish you could get lost in, perhaps by opening up a wardrobe and climbing right in.

The Needle Drop
Candy Claws bring their fuzzy, lo-fi sound together with some creatively arranged psych pop instrumentation for a dream pop album that's musically and sonically dense. It's like biting into a juicy piece of pineapple the size of a tractor-trailer.
So since I gave this a 100, I might as well review it. I remember I originally had this as a 75. I thought that the production was a little weird, I thought that the distortion that they had on the songs made me enjoy it less but, now I absolutely love the production. There's just something so dreamy and magical about the production on this album. It starts out with one of the most beautiful openers, Into the Deep Time (One Sun). This is probably my second favourite song on the album. I really ... read more
I can't tell when the album started or when the album ended
few albums express the sense of adventure as perfectly as Ceres & Calypso. when i listen to this album, i feel like i'm in the deep time too; the lush jungles surround me, flowers are blooming beautiful, vivid colors, i'm climbing over mossy logs and leaping over bubbling streams. it's loud, it's fuzzy, it's textured, it's oppressively beautiful.

FAVORITE - Everything
LEAST FAVORITE - Night Ela (Mystic Thing) (if i had to pick)
DAY 2 - @Knewnie's Suggestion
[Genre(s): Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Shoegaze]

Twosyllable's Candy Claws already had three different albums up their sleeve with good reception, but after those three they dropped this beautiful piece of art in 2013.

The band consisted of three members, Ryan Hover, Karen Hover-McCormick, and Kay Bertholf. With all of them on vocals and each having their own individual instrument they have produced some of the most beautiful ... read more
It has an 83...and it's still underrated.
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Track List

  1. Into the Deep Time (One Sun)
  2. White Seal (Shell & Spine)
  3. Fell in Love (At the Water)
  4. Pangaea Girls (Magic Feeling)
  5. New Forest (Five Heads of the Sun) 
  6. Transitional Bird (Clever Girl) 
  7. Fern Prairie (Charade)
  8. Fallen Tree Brigade (Brave Rainbow Rider)
  9. Birth of the Flower (Seagreen)
  10. Fern Lake (Illusion)
  11. Night Ela (Mystic Thing) 
  12. Where I Found You (One Star)
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Added on: June 24, 2013