avoid! Mo­du­late (2002)

Total Guitar - - BACK TRACK -

7 Like many gui­tar-ori­ented mu­si­cians be­fore him, and with about as much suc­cess, Mould blun­dered into the realm of ex­per­i­men­tal elec­tron­ica and dance mu­sic on 2002’s Mo­du­late, and de­spite best in­ten­tions, this clot­ted mar­riage of gen­res never quite makes sense of it­self. Syn­the­siz­ers dom­i­nate on tracks like Sem­per Fi, an in­suf­fer­able dose of noise pop, and while Slay-sway and The Re­ceipt are more fa­mil­iar in both in­stru­men­ta­tion and struc­ture, they still fail to con­vinc­ingly hy­bridise gui­tar mu­sic and elec­tro-pop with the same kind of suc­cess as con­tem­po­rary acts like Sleigh Bells or An­i­mal Col­lec­tive.

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The Re­ceipt

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