Album: Brasstronaut, Mount Chimaera (Unfamiliar)
Sunday 07 November 2010
Here's something different.
It's pop as we have always known and recognised it, but there is also something going on that hints at a new way forward: namely a bouncy flexibility of instrumentation (trumpets, synths and flugelhorns feature as prominently as the old guitar/bass/drums combo). It's a bit Phoenix, a bit Talk Talk, a bit early Cure, a bit (whisper it) jazz at times.
Too grand and stately to be a guilty pleasure, Mount Chimaera is the sort of record you'll either want to tell all your friends about or keep to yourself.
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