Closing Forever Sky is the much anticipated follow up to their sparkling debut, The Bowery.
Firekites unveiled the first taste of the new record in late February, with the release of title track ‘Closing Forever Sky’.
Commandeering the formal dining room at McPhees home, the band set about meticulously crafting and recording this suite of seven new songs….John McEntire was then enlisted to mix the entire thing at his famous SOMA ELECTRONIC studios in Chicago, Illinois, and the results are breathtaking.
From the outset of the opening track it’s evident that we’re in for a much darker ride than the first album. Hand claps and chitchatting acoustic guitars have been traded for sure-footed drum beats and warm Kid A-esque analogue tones.
This is a headphone album, that’s for sure. Repeated listens constantly reveal exciting twists and turns.