CLAS­SIC AL­BUM RE­VIS­ITED

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - FRONT PAGE -

The sub­ject of an out­stand­ing re­cent Pitch­fork es­say from lead­ing English mu­sic writer Si­mon Reynolds, the sec­ond al­bum from the se­cre­tive Lon­doner con­tin­ues to se­duce those who hear it. A mile­stone dub­step re­lease, it’s a re­mark­able evo­ca­tion of the plea­sures and pains of modern ur­ban liv­ing. Snatches of di­a­logue, dis­em­bod­ied vo­cals, found sounds and care­fully tex­tured in­stru­men­tals are com­bined ex­pertly. Both melan­cholic and lifeaf­firm­ing, it’s the per­fect au­ral ac­com­pa­ni­ment for a late-night car jour­ney in the city.

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