Album: Hercules & Love Affair, Blue Songs (Moshi Moshi)

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Andy Butler looks like a man who has stepped straight off a sweaty Studio 54 dancefloor after a particularly debauched night in 1979.

And if H&LA's 2008 debut was an ideal accompaniment to the clubland chaos, then Blue Songs is the gentlest of comedowns – consisting of beats and bleeps which match your heart rate's gradual deceleration as you sit blinking into the sunrise through someone else's blinds and contemplating the walk of shame.