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Canopy Glow's opening salvo, Noni's Field, introduces straight away the topic of death. Among lush pile-ups of Pet Sounds harmony and Sung Tongs texture, Anathallo's Matt Joynt and Erica Fromansing to the rafters: We saw the sky, swarming full with the light that the fireflies made / An accidental constellation / You, how will you go? Out through your mouth in a sigh? / Into a space we don't know. It's a surprisingly beautiful rendering of life's most feared result: calm and considered, yet wide-eyed in approach, and colored by kaleidoscopic detail. Canopy Glow, Anathallo's second full-length (and first for Anticon), could be described just the same.