But rather than offering more of the slightly saccharine same, this is a bold and rather unexpected set. Comparisons with Eno and David Byrne’s ‘My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts’ are inevitable, with a strong African influence evident across these songs – something the album’s title almost certainly alludes to.
‘DBF’ is a glitchy freak-out, like a Fela Kuti track fed through a Fisher Price tape player, while closer ‘Cells Bells’ is a spaciously hypnotic piece, built around luscious drones and a glorious robotic vocal.
While not entirely successful, this set’s spontaneity is its greatest strength.
Words: Gareth James
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