For those of us who like to listen to an album start to finish, and appreciate it in this way as a complete, creative work, “Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?” is definitely worth a listen. Drew Daniel (one half of Matmos) has gathered a collection of musicians and created a complete piece of work that defies genre, instrumentation and structure to create both a joyful and adventurous listening experience.
Although the tracks flow into each other, and therefore picking an individual track can seem a bit abrupt in its opening and closing passages, I decided to pick the penultimate track “grace” as a highlight for you to start with if you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing.
For me the album builds to “grace,” which summarises all the ideas laid out in the album up to that point. Weaving a beautiful collage of instrumentation and genre, it creates an uplifting and drifting piece as the result. It’s a stunning piece of work that deserves a listen: