The US duo delivers a preview for their latest album. The title track occupies that middle ground between trance, ambience and downbeat that Telefon Tel Aviv have become known for as synths swell and climax and dreamy, seductive vocals unfold over crashing drums. Label owner Ellen Allien drops a dance floor-focused take on "Birds", with a sinewy bassline underpinning a warbling, squelchy acid workout. Mathew Dear chooses an entirely different approach; over a warm fretless bassline, Dear lets a wall of dreamy textures gush forth, propelling the dreamy vocals towards an inevitable climax. Finally, Cocteau Twins fans will be interested in "The Sky Is Black", as it features Robin Guthrie's deep tones, fused with trancey synths and glitchy rhythms.
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