I think it perfectly captures what I think all artists strive for: that perfect album which pulls together notes, words, tones, inflections, all to represent images in song for the listener to experience. It might not completely capture what Sydney and Dan were striving for, but there is still quite a bit of beauty woven in amongst these fourteen tracks. Sydney writes the songs, Dan arranges them, and what comes out as a result is an almost soaring expression of folk-pop. Sydney's vocalistic abilities feel mature and display a wide range starting from somewhat deep notes and ascending high into the register (and heavens, where they tend to hover for much of the album). She displays an almost detached, icy beauty in her voice at some points, while at others, it feels warm and connecting.
Listen to Shadow Falls below, which includes both members singing in tandem, as well as giving and taking. Keep in mind though that it displays an electronic feel that isn't prevalent through the rest of the album. On most tracks, the instrumentation is more organic (even at points reminding me of Mariee Sioux, who I wrote about here). Look for the entire album later in the month to experience it yourself.
Hello, Blue Roses - Shadow Falls : The Portrait Is Finished and I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty
Destroyer - European Oils : Destroyer's Rubies
Mariee Sioux - Wizard Flurry Home : Faces In The Rocks