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Analogue Orchestra | Back To Stereo EP (Libanonstop)
Coming across like a lunch-time jam-session between members of Air and Belle And Sebastian, this is summery breeze-pop intended for the masses - and although the masses probably won't listen, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't. A carefree slide guitar sitting on top of tender keyboard musings leads us into the title track, while the duo harmonises in and around the sweeping textures: "Blue skies from now on." And although 'adorable' may not be this month's word, it is pretty hard to avoid using it here. A fine summer evening captured on tape. The real treat, however, is Wednesday Morning, a cry for help disguised as a swooning, quietly crooning piece of electro-pop balladry, questioning an intimate relationship and the people that exists within its confines. Painfully honest contemplation on questions we have all dwelled on from time to time.

Stein Haukland
November 2001

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