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All Music Guide:
Spacious and textural, Implodes have their own brand of exploratory, ambient psychedelia. The Chicago quartet, featuring Ken Camden, Matt Jencik, Emily Elhaj, and Justin Rathell, crafts its atmospheric excursions with layers of reverb-drenched guitar, synthesizers, and ghosty vocals, with the various textures gathering like rain clouds that eventually burst into a sonic storm of swirling and moody experimental rock. The band made its debut in 2009 with the release of a self-titled cassette before issuing Black Earth on Kranky in 2011. The more flowing and melodic Recurring Dream arrived in 2013.