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Monday 25 September 2017

In good Hands with atmospheric tracks

John Meagher

John Meagher

The hundred in the hands

Red Night

(Warp)

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Emerging from the ever-fertile Brooklyn music scene two years ago, this boy-girl duo, consisting of Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman, cut a dream-pop dash.

Now, recently signed to the influential Warp label, they have let their dark sides come to the fore for an intensely atmospheric work that is quietly mesmeric in places.

Beautifully produced, and best heard loud and through headphones, my tinnitus is likely to have got worse thanks to repeat plays of the marvellous Keep It Low -- a spectacular bass-heavy number that shows what synthesizers and creative minds can achieve when pitched together -- and Empty Stations, with its marriage of strings and metronomic beats.

Everdell and Friedman favour a layered approach, meticulously building texture.

And they have a widescreen vision too, as the epic Lead in the Light so captivatingly demonstrates.

KEY TRACKS Keep it Low; Lead in the Light

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