Miniatures De Auto Rhythm ANTINOTE 8/10
Mysterious duo’s enchanting Balearic throwback
Two Latvians, Arturs Liepins and Anete Stuce, appear to be behind the hazy mechanical pop of Domenique Dumont, whose debut album arrives three long years after they first dazzled with their “Comme Ça” EP. Miniatures De Auto Rhythm picks up where that left off, neatly channelling some kind of mythical late-’80s Mediterranean spirit where clockwork psychedelia and Stereolab exotica swirl around drum-machine funk and pastel chansons. There are layers of detail beneath the breezy chintz of “Faux Savage”, while the dusky groove of “Sans Cesse, Mon Chéri” and “Le Soleil Dans Le Monde” compels you, gently, towards the edge of the dancefloor.