Mildfire‘s latest offering ‘How To Be An Astronaut (Part I)’ sees the Norwegian quartet at their most emotionally resonant.
Born in remote isolation yet pulsating with fraught energy, it encapsulates profound introspection giving way to cathartic release. As brooding strings intertwine piano rivulets, the listener is gripped by sensations of breaking free from darkness.
Yet for all its ambition, vulnerability remains at the forefront – glimpses of fractures peek through the veneer providing humanity amidst the machinations. By alchemising inner turmoil into vital art, Mildfire have produced a recording equal parts comforting and defiant.