Transcendence, exemplified through the warmth of The Earth, cradled in the heat. Meditation, reflecting on our marks on the trails we walk. Perfection, in conception and fulfillment of artistic vision.
Let's get the record straight on this album, because hype is a dangerous thing. Is this literally the greatest Post-Rock album of the past decade? I would argue no. Is this a fantastic, textured album? Yes. Are the compositions thrilling in their grandiosity and their composition? Yes.
Seregeti gives a compelling flow and Sufjan makes my heart break. "I want to be your friend" too Sufjan, you brilliant bastard. All in all a great album, and certainly set to be one of the best of 2014.
I can't really pick a favorite song just as I can't pick a favorite point in the game itself. The sense of wonderment from the beginning, sliding down the sands, climbing the mountain...they're all too perfect.