4 March 2008 at 13:16 posted by Jean-Yves 0 Comments

Chicago-based webzine Pitchfork reviews Slow, with (again) a strong emphasis on the contribution of The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson. I think the guys there are all secretly in love with her.

"Slow" is the sort of moody, and, yeah, methodically-paced track you might've expected from latter-day Blur: buzzing "How Soon Is Now?" guitar oscillations to one side, brittle stabs on the other, with whirring drums, a mordant bassline, and singer Tom Barman's weary alienation between. Synths and acoustic guitar wash over a downbeat chorus: "We slept through a million years/ Lived through a million fears." Andersson's here in a supporting role, her Björk-via-Victoria-Bergsman flutter adding extra eeriness and frailty as much as harmony.

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