Lotus Plaza – Sunday Night
From the solo debut of Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt, this is a dreamy take on vintage American r&b and doo-wop much in the same vein as bandmate Bradford Cox’s solo act, Atlas Sound. The album as a whole blends together elements of glitch and shoegaze in a hypnotic, ethereal aesthetic best described (elsewhere) as “squinting into the haze”. The track These Years, for example, does a particularly good job of channelling the echo chamber effect of the Boards of Canada classic, Olsen. The album, The Floodlight Collective, is enjoying a heap of gushing praisealready but will be officially released through Kranky records on 23 March.
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