Icy, futuristic soundscapes
School of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire

‘Disconnect From Desire’ wastes no time in setting up School Of Seven Bells’ icy, futuristic soundscapes. From the chilling vocals of opener ‘Windstorm’ and the throbbing robotics of ‘Heart Is Strange’, the band’s second album begins a bracing journey through a dream-like world.

For all its forward thinking, the combination of shoe-gaze and synthy electronica leads the record inevitably back to the 1980s, mirroring the haunting sound that M83 have perfected so well. Though the luscious wall of sound becomes a bit predictable by the record’s second half, it’s still an interesting step forward.


Steve Harris


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