Vinyl LP pressing. 2013 album from the Texas-based Alt-Rock favorites. An antiphon is a call-and-response style of singing, from Gregorian chants to sea shanties. In the case of Midlake, it's the perfect title for a bold response to a new phase in the band's illustrious career, with a re-jigged lineup and a newly honed sound as rich and symphonic as it is dynamic and kaleidoscopic. Anyone who knows Midlake's preceding albums will recognize some constituent parts of Antiphon: the quirky Psychedelia of 2004 debut Bamnan and Slivercork, the '70s soft-rock strains of breakthrough album The Trials Of Van Occupanther and the Brit-folk infusion of 2010's The Courage Of Others. But their fourth album is another fascinating departure, but also a logical progression. The sound is simultaneously familiar and changed.