Album: Gwyneth Herbert, Clangers and Mash (Naim Edge)
Sunday 07 November 2010
Herbert redux, in which our most whimsical performer of jazz-shadowed art-pop in notable shoes allows certain aspects of herself to be remixed, twiddled with, freshened up, titivated, deconstructed.
It's a mini-album, in truth, designed strictly for her established constituency. What you get are obliquely strategised songs coming at you in a blizzard of bleeps, dings and tings. Sometimes it's lovely – "Narrow Man (Girl After Shower Remix)" and "My Mini & Me (Polar Bear Remix)" – sometimes merely irritating. Fair enough.
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