Album: Fredo Viola, The Turn (Because Music)

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An artist for our times, Fredo Viola's "cluster" videos went viral and led to an as-yet-unreleased collaboration with Massive Attack.

But can Viola's blending of "21st-century electronics and the human voice" fare so well when separated from the "multimedia visuals"? (And will it ever be possible to talk about his music without all that quote-unquote finger flexing?) Such questions are largely answered by The Turn, an often glorious album that imagines the Beach Boys as Gregorian chanters with Brian Eno at the helm.

Pick of the Album: The a cappella 'pom pira pom'-tastic 'The Turn'