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The Books - Lost and Safe

Mixing live cello, curiously processed guitars banjo and twee vocals with soundscape, drum machine beats and a plethora of sound bites, The Books arrive at a smart sound both pretty and relaxed but also experimental and fascinating. Rare is the sound that escapes the Books hands without effects processing -clips of human speech may find themselves accompanied by singing vocals or rhythmic hits to great effect; on Lost and Safe this technique is at its most dazzling on the clos...

Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak Of It Again

This second album from Brooklyn's Out Hud, who share three members with !!!, is truly marvelous. Justin Vandervolgen's breathtaking production of electronic dazzlements is both dance party enabler and experimental ear candy alike. Eras and genres of recent and future decades collapse in a perfect equation of quantam mechanics - you hear so many things flashing before your ears over the course of Let Us Never Speak Of It Again - the disco funky seventies, the gated reverb snare...