Review: Geographer, ‘Myth’

Review: Geographer, ‘Myth’: Aidin Vaziri | Four years after channeling personal tragedy into song on Geographer’s striking first album, “Innocent Ghosts,” front man Michael Deni finds his center. On the San Francisco electronic music trio’s second full-length release, the New Jersey transplant whips out his inner Bruce Springsteen, offering passionate, clear-eyed vignettes over Brian Ostreicher’s clattering rhythms and the mournful strains of Nathan Biaz’s cello. “Do you want me tonight?” he sings. “We could go for a drive.” Judging by the free-floating techno meditations that populate the album, he’s not talking about taking the Boss’ usual desert road trip but rather floating through the stars with a dizzying soundtrack that includes “Kaleidoscope” and “The Dream Has Faded,” with a quick detour through Snow Patrol’s epic rock terrain on “The Myth of Youth.”

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