Sometimes a piece of music enters your life and has a tough time leaving your CD player. The debut full-lengther from this New Orleans-based duo happens to be one of the most addictive albums I have heard in months. I have said this before and I'll say it again: great organic musicians make for great electronic musicians, and we have heard hints of what this duo could do earlier this year with their contributions to the Scarlet Diva soundtrack as well as some remix they allegedly did for Nine Inch Nails.
Their debut is clean and sharp, with delicately crafted electronics gently glistening over the live playing of organs, electric piano, bass, guitar, drums and percussion. This is what I was dreaming of when I listened to the soundtrack and was anxious to hear an electronic band bring that live feel into the mix. Audiofiles would be happy to know this CD bears a high-definition logo (which means something to the effect of being superbly enhanced on expensive equipment). On regular equipment, however, the music sounds fine enough, with supersonic psychologically-stimulating ticks which move the beat finer than any laptop composition that bore a click and cut logo from any excessive German record label. Composition, structure and an incredible competancy can be shown from track to track on this 50-minute slice of electronic bliss. This disc has been tested in my car, in the walkman, on the radio and in the house and while it passes with flying colors in all places, the best experience is to sit back and simply tune every other distraction out. The duo is touring the USA starting this week on Hefty's Immediate Action tour. Don't miss this show as Slicker, Twine and Beneath Autumn Sky are also on the bill. For dates, check out Hefty's website.
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