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- Redemption Forest by The Mistys
9/10 Mike Staff review, 10 October 2013
The cold is starting to set in up here in Leeds as autumn has well and truly arrived this week, and I’ve nothing but a big review pile for consolation, starting with this blue LP from The Mistys who consist of The Boats/Tape Loop Orchestra’s Andrew Davies and singer Beth Roberts. It’s a heady synthpop concoction which rumbles and crackles with an emotionally fluttering analogue warmth.
The synths bleep and pulsate relentlessly, sometimes in warm electronica/techno territory, sometimes in all-out robot stomping industrial dance mode, while the often processed vocals from Roberts introduce a dreamy humanity and accessible continuity to the diverse and precise synth action. ‘Behemoth’ on the B side is particularly hard-edged, kind of like if The Knife remixed Bjork’s ‘Army Of Me’. I’m enjoying the more blown-out synth sounds, they bring to mind Dan Friel’s solo album but with a more controlled and sinister execution which reminds me of Omar Rodriguez Lopez’s recent dark synthpop surprise ‘Octopus Kool Aid’. It’s an ambitious sound that’s both delicate and grandiose, a dizzyingly detailed and yet instantly catchy electronic pop tour de force. Totally worth a listen.
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