In their sophomore effort, indie pop rock band Freelance Whales deliver a dreamy explosion of noise. “Diluvia” is a treat for the ears all the way through — there are no slumps in the middle or any throw–away songs.  “Aeolus” opens the album with an electro–lullaby accented by bell rings and lofty vocals. It has a haunting quality that is carried throughout the entire album: “Winter Seeds” in particular is charged with emotion and folksy nostalgia. “Emergence Exit” closes the album quietly, with vocals elegantly flowing over serene instrumentals. With poignant lyrics and delicate layers of sound, “Diluvia” is a graceful stroll that showcases Freelance Whales’ growth.

4/5 Stars