|Moth (Jan 22, 2016)|
Chairlift — Moth (Jan 22, 2016)
» Mají okouzlující asymetrii, driftují v občasných sešupových a nepravidelných vzorech. To je pop, kterým chtějí ukázat, co znamená Made of . Chairlift’s “Moth” embraces its pop idiosyncrasies... Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
Album release: Jan 22, 2016
Record Label: Columbia
Genre: Electronic, Indie Pop, Female Vocal
01. Look Up 2:14
02. Polymorphing 4:43
03. Romeo 3:09
04. Ch–Ching 3:48
05. Crying in Public 4:29
06. Ottawa to Osaka 4:56
07. Moth to the Flame 2:57
08. Show U Off 3:33
09. Unfinished Business 4:33
10. No Such Thing as Illusion 6:26
℗ 2015, 2016 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
»• After collaborating with Beyonce, SBTRKT, Blood Orange & others American synth–pop duo are back with soulful & melodic 2016 album. Blog:
Ashley Dean January 19, 2016
° Chairlift has had something of a metamorphosis in its decade as band. The former trio moved to New York City, shed a member and improved in leaps between albums. Now on their third full–length, Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly have polished and amplified their ‘80s–touched pop into their boldest record yet.
° The duo has said “Moth” is a New York record, and while the closest they get to addressing it directly is a chorus about crying on the train, the city’s influence is audible. As Polachek put it, “there’s so much contrast.” It’s serious and playful, polished and wild, pretty and weird, plastic and vulnerable. There’s an unmistakable confidence in “Moth,” too, that either wasn’t there or just wasn’t coming through before.
° A big part of that impression comes from Polachek’s voice, which veers wildly across its register in a way reminiscent more of pitch-bending than a vocal run. She took her familiar vocal style to an impressive extreme with the help of opera lessons and, as she told the New York Times, “extracting emotions from the vocal lines and then using that to decide what the lyrics were going to be instead of vice versa.”
° Lead single “Ch–Ching” — the first sign of change and the album stand–out — throbs with the giddy thrill of taking risks. Follow–up single “Romeo” benefits from a similar rush in the way it evokes a high–speed race. “Polymorphing,” “Moth to the Flame” and “Show U Off” sound dialed back in comparison, but are no less self–assured. The latter could have been a Mariah Carey song in the ‘90s (stunning, belted high note included).
° The most obvious contrast on “Moth” is between those songs and the more amorphous tracks that float around them. It’s on the loose, low–pulse songs like “Look Up,” “Ottawa to Osaka” and “No Such Thing” that Chairlift shows off its cerebral side and propensity for producing songs within an inch of their life. Every snap and click is crisp, and every chime and chirp is crystal clear. And while on first listen they can pale in comparison to the album’s punchier tracks, there’s plenty there to appreciate.
° Working in contrasts could be dangerous, landing a band with an album that’s stylistically all over the map. But Polachek and Wimberly are perfectionists, and “Moth” is focused. They embraced contradictions and made them into something coherent — or, at least, very convincing. ° http://www.heyreverb.com/
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By Brad Nelson; January 20, 2016; Score: 7.6
|Moth (Jan 22, 2016)|