An evocative exploration of memory and place, these five songs are a constant tug between the good times enjoyed and the mistakes made, things said and left unsaid.
Hazy guitars retain a striking melodic clarity as they shimmer above wonderfully fluid percussive rhythms, and interplay with passionate French / English vocals. The effect is reverie inducing and will take each of us to quite different places, whether that be Litovsk’s Brest, the rain-swept beaches of childhood holidays in North Wales, or somewhere else entirely. A thoroughly welcome return.
Growing up at the end of the world makes you feel unique and timeless things. There is universality in life apart from the excessive urbanism of big cities, rocked by the waves and a not so rare sun. The teenage years are those of endless summers where feelings and the taste for freedom enter a new dimension. LITOVSK takes a look at this period but also on its commitment to activism and questions its relationship to others, social determinism and religious faith. This record could be described as a kind of testimony but it’s much more than that: lyrics, music and artwork go in the same direction and form a rich protean ensemble. During these five songs, LITOVSK ventures into new territories with more melodies and more room for melancholy without losing anything of their singular sound and energy. This 12’’ was recorded between Leipzig and Brittany and it is brilliantly illustrated by Evan Luven’s photos.
—Symphony of Destruction / Destructure Records