Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS

  • £10.99


The Ascension is the long-awaited follow up to Sufjan’s 2015 album, Carrie and Lowell, and is the eighth studio album from the singer, songwriter and composer. 

It is a salient collection of fifteen pop songs that, with sweeping editorial aplomb, interrogate the integrity and sustainability of our human existence. The album seeks to confront the psychic trauma of our current apocalyptic condition by highlighting the disparity between survival and despair - while trying to maintain a path towards truth and light. 

Sufjan recorded almost everything on The Ascension himself on his computer using a drum machine and a handful of synthesizers, his goal clear from the start: Keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep it moving. 

 

“Equally extraordinary and powerful, Stevens’s new song is a 12-minute-plus masterpiece” - The Sunday Times (Hottest Tracks) 

"'America’ is a 12-minute triumph” - Clash 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse 
  2. Run Away With Me 
  3. Video Game 
  4. Lamentations 
  5. Tell Me You Love Me 
  6. Die Happy 
  7. Ativan 
  8. Ursa Major 
  9. Landslide 
  10. Gilgamesh 
  11. Death Star 
  12. Goodbye To All That 
  13. Sugar 
  14. The Ascension 
  15. America 

 

  • Double LP housed in tip-on gatefold jacket 

 

 

  

also available: 
Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - A Beginner's Mind   LP 

 

 


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