Especially when you consider what kind of album shouldhavebeens is, it's hard to imagine this being made by a few people just sort of fooling around, making some songs. This kind of art takes passion, dedication and a ton of raw emotion being poured into every facet of it.
"I took a breath of never-ending light
I'm keeping it down in my lungs forever
It feeds to the love, the stars in my blood
That's how I'll be young"
You may be wondering, if you haven't clicked play, what kind of music this is and while it would be easy to come up with a complicated answer (as the band has done on their Bandcamp page) let's keep it simple and say "post-rock".
While this has all of the great characteristics of post-rock, the build ups and crescendos, the passion and the well crafted songs, it also has some of the commonly less endearing qualities. This may not affect your experience that much but they're worth calling out.
On top of this "All for your myth" is a beautiful song but the spoken word section in Swedish could push some people away; as a big fan of the Swedish language it definitely does no harm to the album but I've spoken to enough people who struggle with music in other languages than English to know this could come up.
shouldhavebeens is a fantastic album, filled with raw emotion and great songwriting.
I could point out that if you take out those two tracks you're "only" left with about 26 minutes of new music but that's 26 minutes I've been hooked on for over a month now and I find myself longing for the cathartic and surprisingly positive sound of shouldhavebeens on a regular basis so in short, expect to see Tengil feature on my year-end list and make sure to check it out so you can add it to yours.