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Pi////() is an antidote to Jaded ears. lhis debut album from this gaggle of French popsters cOuld bo positivity put to music. l7rothy. light- hearted melodies. dreamy spaced—out lyrics and sweetly seductive vocals charm heavrer' electronic

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subm ssion. There is none of the elevated arrogance of follow (lOUlthliK-Ell Air: instead. :illlltk Daft Punk on valium. A cutesy would— be—backgroiind—music exterior on tracks such as ‘Heartbeat' and ‘Easy Way Out' disguises a robust

centre. '.'."nich r:onfrcnts expectations and derriands .inrli'.irled attention. Their innocenti, hypnotic sound is higth ’ll‘Silit’LTI‘Jf} and ll‘: spite of some repetition. this is a fine first effort of effewescent. free—form deliciousness.

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Not too many moons ago. the music press. when it still constituted a plural. decreed iagaini that guitars were like iust so five minutes ago yeah. 'Spose they had a point if Travis and Coldplay were the case for the defence. But shelve your scepticism for it is not actually a crime to tangle or to indulge in lyrics of the 'this old heart of mine

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Althctigh i’iétl’7()llli haiis from Brighton. it's unloth pointing out that this album has sod all to do with Big Beat. It does. lio‘.‘.'e\.«'er, have a lot to do With the bittersweet acoustic introspection of artists like Jeff Buckley. not least on tho chiming single 'Something In My Lye" and ‘God Protect Your Soul'. a retreat from heartbreak to some Wide open area of clarity.

Ed Harcourt's still nothing if not his own man, though. as you realise when you're suddenly \.«vrong-footod by the odd lovesick. piano—led stormer like 'Shanghai'. Don't believe tho title; there's nothing remotely monstrous on this. (David Pollock)


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AmbitiOi sly billed as being about 'natural phenomena. science and life as a metaphor'. tho music contained herein fortunately proves to be as intelligently composed as its authors' aspirations for it. Opening instrumental 'She Was Loaded In An Everyday Kind Of Way' is a Sinister ha/e of horns and guitar that would probably make even Davrd Lynch feel uneasy. and from there it's a torpor-indtiCIng (but in a good way) mix of indie rock. strange accompanying instruments and subtle production tricks. Caroline Ross' vocals feature rarely. but when they do like the rest of the album they're as tOXic yet comforting as a 5am nicotine fix. (DaVid Pollock.

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