BOARDS OF CANADA

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Reach for the Dead

On this track from the duo’s To­mor­row’s Har­vest al­bum, am­bi­ent sound­scapes clash and sonic al­go­rithms creak while a ghostly mus­cle mem­ory haunts the halls and a vol­canic, phos­pho­res­cent melody rum­bles like a beached ele­phant in the gloam­ing be­yond. Yes, Boards of Canada’s mu­sic may be duller than a week of wet Wed­nes­days, but writ­ing stupid, pre­ten­tious re­views about them sure is a lot of fun.

NAUGHTY BOY ft SAM SMITH La La La

Vir­gin The sec­ond sin­gle from Naughty Boy’s forth­com­ing Ho­tel Ca­bana al­bum is al­ready the fastest sell­ing of the year, knock­ing Daft Punk’s Get Lucky off the top of the chart. But Shahid Khan isn’t the mes­siah. (And I’m al­most cer­tainly not the first per­son to make that joke. Bah!)

DAITHÍ ft RAYE Chameleon Life

Four years ago, a trad mu­si­cian (and Owen Pal­lett wannabe) named Daithí Ó Dronaí flew the flag for the West on The All Ire­land Tal­ent Show. Un­sur­pris­ingly, nei­ther that in­glo­ri­ous claim to fame, nor the men­tor­ship the young fid­dler re­ceived on the show from near name­sake Dáithí Ó Sé, fea­ture promi­nently in pub­lic­ity for his ex­cel­lent de­but sin­gle. It deserves to find a wider au­di­ence.

DIS­CLO­SURE When a Fire Starts to Burn

Sony PMR The sec­ond track from Dis­clo­sure’s Set­tle al­bum is part dance floor filler, part pub­lic safety an­nounce­ment. With Nile Rogers hav­ing con­firmed that he will col­lab­o­rate with the young elec­tronic duo, those com­par­isons to Daft Punk are start­ing not to look so far­fetched.

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