Boomkat Product Review:
The former NNF character marks a surreal fidelity between gloomy, gothic post-punk and hyaline new age ambient dimensions. RIYL Ensemble Economique, John Maus, Martin Hannett productions
“Refracting post-punk sensibilities through an abstract lens, Madison, Wisconsin’s Samantha Glass makes a haunting and immersive Holodeck debut with Preparation for a Spot in the World. Glass, AKA Beau Devereaux, wistfully mediates his own inner strife and anxiety through a host of vintage electronics, field recordings and deep, expressive vocals. Carefully sequenced tracks build on each other and make each diverse song thematically cohesive within the album. Using a dense variety of sound sources processed through echo-driven effects, Devereaux submerges the listener into ominous vignettes that one can only assume to be windows into Glass’ own beautifully bleak mind.
PFASITW could be described as very strange pop music interspersed with long stretches of dark ambient soundscapes and passages of bright New Age bliss, making each successive piece a distant memory of the last. Devereaux’s musical personality is unique and eclectic, covering a wide range of appeal that makes Samantha Glass a truly multifaceted artist.”