Album: Har Mar Superstar, Dark Touches (Dilettante)

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The Independent Culture

Sean Tillman's fourth album in his saturnine, sex-obsessed Har Mar persona comes after a five-year hiatus, and by now you either love him, or you suck.

Dark Touches is another set of retro R&B and electro-soul, with the odd foray into rave, radio-pop and a whole lotta of guests (Samaire Armstrong from Entourage, Adam Green, Boom Bip, etc). A Har Mar album stands or falls on the lyrics, and there are some crackers here: "When you sing you make my nipples sting" and, best of all, "I'm the male counterpart to your cameltoe...".