Album review: Tunng, Turbines (Full Time Hobby)


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There's a deceptive warmth to Tunng's Turbines, exemplified both by the description, in “Trip Trap”, of a woman as “sweet and sour, a poisonous flower”, and musically by the blend of wispy analogue synth and tingling acoustic guitar in “Heavy Rock Warning”.

Cyclical guitar figures set up a delicate momentum, only to be washed away by waves of synth noise and simple acoustic arrangements expand into folk-rockers. It's Tunng's most direct effort yet, eschewing the “folktronic” bricolage of albums like Good Arrows; but there's plenty happening beneath the surface.

Download: Bloodlines; Once; Heavy Rock Warning