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On Record: Pop, Rock And Jazz, March 17 | Culture

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Emily Barber
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On Record: Pop, Rock And Jazz, March 17 | Culture

The week’s essential new releases

Beautiful and bracingly odd: Karen O and Danger MouseELIOT LEE HAZEL

The Sunday Times, 

ALBUM OF THE WEEK
KAREN O AND DANGER MOUSE
Lux Prima

BMG
One of the most iconic voices of the century so far, coupled with a producer of pigeonhole-defying genius, with credits including Adele, Gorillaz, the Black Keys, Beck and Gnarls Barkley: talk about a dream team. Andso it proves on a beautiful, bracingly odd album from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer and the man born Brian Burton. Bookended by two songs — the title track and Nox Lumina — that clock in at just over nine and six minutes respectively, the nine-track collaboration journeys far and wide, from funereal Motown to arch Gallic pop, slinky disco to screeching, squally noise rock.

Burton fashions a sonic architecture that suggests either obsessive sampling or expert homage, or both. Apart from…

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