Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tamaryn - Cranekiss [12", LP]

Out of the blue, or at least for me, came this new album by TAMARYN, called CRANEKISS. I love her previous albums The Waves and Tender New Signs so much that i bought this one without any hesitation. However to my surprise Cranekiss sounds much different: less guitar (actually almost no guitar), more electronics, samples and her voice is clearly present everywhere. So that's not quite what i expected - but i simply love it! The whole sound is clearly influenced by Cocteau Twins: ethereal and very well-produced. Even the artwork looks like it's a 4AD release with a 23 Envelope/Vaughan Oliver-style sleeve (Pixies - Velouria era, especially the back). However it's done by Shaun Durkan (of the band Weekend) with whom she worked on this album. Also Jorge Elbrecht (of Violens) participated, and did the production as well. Standout tracks as far as i'm concerned are the title track, Softcore, I Won't Be Found and the delicious Sugarfix. One of the most surprising releases of 2015 so far for sure, and only in a good way.

Label: Mexican Summer
Cat.nr.: MEX202
Year of release: 2015

01. Cranekiss
02. Hands All Over Me
03. Last
04. Collection
05. Keep Calling

01. Softcore
02. Fade Away Slow
03. I Won't Be Found
04. Sugarfix
05. Intruder (Waking You Up)

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