Album: Fujiya & Miyagi, Ventriloquizzing (Full Time Hobby)

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The only time I've encountered F&M in the flesh was at a music quiz in my local pub, where they contributed unidentifiably fast techno versions of classic songs.

Whether this is relevant to the title of the quartet's fourth studio album is a mystery, but what's more certain is that it's probably their best. A suite of stealthy, hi-tech pop delivered sexily sotto voce by singer David Best, it's Lalo Schifrin meets Hot Chip uptown. Or, on "Tinsel and Glitter", Candi Staton meets Suicide.