Personal stories set to ambient guitars, warm synth-pads and ebb-and-flow bass lines have proven a reliable formula for the band since its 1993 debut, Drift. The brothers' third effort, the self-produced Consent, conforms ably to that reliable vibe.
Colin Devlin's raspy speak-singing lends credibility to the mixed metaphors of "There Is a Light" and "The Strangest Things," tunes that further establish him as a genuinely gifted songwriter. And its vulnerability and sexiness is as much a product of the album's sparse production values and small-room recording techniques as the vocals themselves.
If "Static in the Flow" and "In Seville" are the latest additions to the Devlins' ever-growing cache of studies in minor-key mood music, then "People Still Believing" is a new kind of groove -- and a six-minute-plus plea for peace and unity. That's not to say the band is political. Although Consent occasionally glows with the melodic optimism of a Lanois- or Eno-produced U2 album, the Devlins' life-size vignettes are neither too socially ambitious nor anthemic. Bono may bear his soul to the world, but Colin Devlin just wants to bear his soul to you.
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