Album: Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours (Modular)

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Australia has been steadily emerging as a powerhouse of electronic pop, and Cut Copy are at the forefront with 'In Ghost Colours', a record which with every listen climbs higher up my Albums of the Year list.

The Melbourne trio deal in serene and glacial future-pop with a vulnerable human voice, sparingly deployed vocoders and washes of watercolour synths. Their third album, recorded with DFA producer Tim Goldsworthy, is layered and dreamy, recalling the Avalanches-meets-Flaming Lips one moment, or Visage-meets-the Human League the next. A thing of crystalline beauty.

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