Easily the most spacious and meditative release in the Chicago Research canon, Decorum is seriously affecting.
There is a constant interplay between the synthetic and organic, the chemical and instinctual, prescription and intuition. In one track, crickets chirp amiably – the essential sonic shorthand for American folksy calm. Gradually, the insect chorus is consumed by a harbinger of urban catastrophe: hazy cries from a distant fire alarm.
The gentle collision of disparate worlds is an intoxicating, wise, beautiful symbiosis in Decorum. This is the rarest of gifts.