The other side of The Raveonettes influence is seen in the way they delicately thread these pop melodies into captivating shoegaze backdrops a la My Bloody Valentine, filling the rest of the groups music with rich textures drawn along silky guitar strokes that give The Enemy a touching sense of chemical joy, one of the few uplifting moments of the album, alongside the pitter-patter of guitar that creeps amongst Curse of the Night's synth drum intro that calls influences from Depeche Mode and their biggest fans Nine Inch Nails into possibilities. And with this shoegaze influence, the band can easily go off the handle and the riff-athons that close the album on Till the End is a truly glorious uncharacteristic way to end such a serene album, which really sums up the band's total unpredictability and ability to never really stick to the same page as much as you'd believe it was that way.
And so, as a band truly worth of everyone's attention, as the lesser amount of bands were of everyone's attention in the 1950's and 1960's, The Raveonettes put all their hearts and minds into the performances across Observator to make a truly unique and eclectic collection of songs that you'd would never be able to put on any adrenaline packed video game. You'll never know just which way this album goes as it celebrates good times as much as it dwells in the low times. But with a pristine amount of class, there's little doubt of it's ability to give anyone's time of listening that extra amount of total perfection.
The Raveonettes' Observator is out now via Self-Release. The band will tour the UK from November-December.