Sunday Sounds: Dreaming In Colour with Jamie xx

In an interview ahead of the xx’s sophomore album Coexist, Jamie xx said it would be a dance-inspired album, and I thought, “Finally!” But when I heard it, I spent the 40-minute length of the record waiting in vain for the breakdown. There’s so much restraint, and much of the record is spent hovering in … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Dreaming In Colour with Jamie xx

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Sunday Sounds: Hot Chip

Hot Chip are among a small group of producers and musicians who deftly operate with their toes in several genres, sometimes within the same song. They’re a five piece band from the UK that cover a range from indie to synth-pop to straight dance music, and cover a wide emotional spectrum as well, from happy, … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Hot Chip