The unifying factor is Jon Philpot’s sometimes nasal, yet always intriguing vocals
Four albums in and Brooklyn’s Bear In Heaven have taken their synth-laden tunes to new hypnotic heights. Where their previous efforts were all bombast and big electronic noise, there’s a slow build to each song, from the smooth reverb-drenched Autumn to the frenetic energy of Demon. The unifying factor is Jon Philpot’s sometimes nasal, yet always intriguing vocals, weaving strong imagery over grooving bass lines and thrumming percussion. This album hasn’t the stand-out “hit factor” Beast Rest Forth Mouth did, but there’s enough disco-flecked sound here to please.