Deceiver is Nathan Moody’s third and final installment in the trilogy that he calls the “Form Cycle.” It follows his previous full-length albums, Dissolver and Drifter.
Deceiver features a return to percussion, rhythm, and a renewed cathartic intensity. Quiet and wistful moments evoke the largely ambient Drifter, but are mixed with a higher sense of tension. The tracks’ more languorous compositions and greater length expands the series’ already epic soundscapes and tone. Experimentalism mixes with melody and distorted beats in a darkly cinematic capstone to his two-year, three-album compositional journey, bringing the Form Cycle to an intense conclusion.
Early reception for Deceiver:
“An outstanding end to an outstanding trilogy. Each of the albums have their own identity. This one feels the most cinematic in scope.”
“The textures and melodies are so varied, intriguing, driving, interesting…”