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“The combination of Eternal Delight's sleek instrumentation and ancient-sounding melodies is half sci-fi, half fairytale and completely fascinating..Purple Pilgrims haven't lost any of their spellcasting powers by refining their approach on Eternal Delight -- they've only become more alluring and haunting.” -All Music

“Purple Pilgrims' sheer, lapping sound worlds, melded with ghostly vocals, are the sound of traversing unknown distances; the melodies are choral, but feel solitary too. ’Skin Sight' could well have been Laura Palmer's funeral dirge, its picked surf guitar reminiscent of the way that Lynch and Badalamenti were able to conjure something glorious and unsettling all at once” -The Quietus (UK)

Eternal Delightis a masterful full-length debut from a very in-tune duo who have honed their recording and performance skills across several limited edition cult releases.. An exercise in crystal-toned psychedelic dream-pop excellence” -The 405

“..dark, spaceous, fantastical music rooted in mysticism and wonder, weaving ethereal tales of ancient, mythological grandeur..creating a desolate atmosphere of spectral, haunting tones.” -The Line of Best Fit (UK)

"Eternal Delight also evokes the Western canon of literature and ideas at every turn, from the album title’s nod to William Blake’s line "Energy is Eternal Delight" to the sound of a frenziedly scrawled love letter that makes up the opening track through to a later evocation of the Oracle of Delphi in ‘False Friend (Pythia)’. The Adams sisters also pay homage to the more modern canon of pop music as well as to their folk roots, with elements of Beach House, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins and, more generally, ceremonial dream-pop with a smattering of psychedelic funk. A sense of physical and geographical place also shines through, that place often being the Coromandel – or more specifically, the bush at Tapu on a cool, perhaps ghost-and-UFO-ridden night. Wooden, organic-sounding percussion and naturalistic sounds of flowing water complement the otherworldly elements on tracks like 'Penglai', which bears the name of a historic seaside fortress town in Shandong Province, China – a reminder that while Purple Pilgrims do nineteenth-century-England-does-ancient-Greece romanticism very well, they are nevertheless a thoroughly modern and internationally influenced act." -Under The Radar