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The Scene Be­tween ★★★★

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Re­gain­ing cre­ative con­trol of the band he formed, Ian Par­ton’s modus operandi for The Go! Team’s fourth al­bum marks a back to ba­sics ap­proach fol­low­ing a four-year hia­tus. Writ­ten and recorded on his own, Par­ton in­vited a se­lec­tion of transat­lantic fe­male singers to sup­ply vo­cals with the goal of em­pha­sis­ing the in­her­ent melody in his songs. With­out the trade­mark squalling gui­tar and brass and jumpy school­yard chants, The Scene Be­tween bal­ances sim­ple tunes and slick, ca­cophonous pro­duc­tion. Like Mor­ri­cone crossed with My Bloody Valen­tine, What D’You

Say and Her Last Wave nail their woozy dream-pop vibes while the lus­cious 1960s pop of Did You

Know? comes com­plete with vinyl crackle intro. There’s an un­re­lent­ing en­ergy across the 38 min­utes that leaves a glit­ter­ing after­glow. the­goteam.co.uk

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