Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura | Desire Lines | New Music Review

To start, Camera Obscura introduces Desire Lines with a brief, sweeping overture (simply, “Intro”) that hints at the structured dreamscape to come—not that any future tracks on the record revisit the string arrangement procured here; I mean to say that this short, overwrought musical construct belies the band’s aspiration to sublime grandeur in obvious subtext. But that’s all just intellectualizing what amounts to a barely a half-minute movement on the album.

Camera Obscura 'Desire Lines' streaming via NPR

Camera Obscura's wonderful new album Desire Lines is out next week (Tuesday, June 4) via 4AD, and we are pleased to present you with the album download, along with a link to the full premiere stream hosted by NPR First Listen, and their amazing write up: n.pr/16YWHyq