5 stars out of 5
Though honestly not a fan of sci-fi or electro-pop, it was difficult not to be blown away by the recent work of Denver-based Chemistry Club. Over the past few months, the group has been releasing chapters of a four-part concept album in the form of EPs and comic books. On July 17, the second piece of the comics, Copia: The Undertow, was released to accompany Copia: Landfall and the 2014 album, The Electric Hush. The Copia storyline, of course, is much too intricate to even outline in such short space, but themes such as love, intergalactic war, and Orwellian dystopia may provide some insight. Each song of the Electric Hush album tells a story of the Copia universe, and complements the comics drawn in incredible detail by Denver artist Patch Silver. The only way to learn more about the extraordinary Copia universe is through the two comic books and concept album themselves.