The most difficult thing the average person will ever have to do is watch a loved one die. Those days tend to be a blur, becoming more disconnected from reality until finally, when it’s over, you can hardly believe it. Hospice is that, in an album. Over ten dense, beautiful songs that capture the haze perfectly, Peter Silbermann sketches the process from Prologue through Atrophy to Wake. It’s impeccably wrought, like a great novel, and as hard a listen as it is, it’s a work of rare, true beauty.