The most vital characteristic for a young artist is specificity of voice: to convey a set of musical ideas that's unique to him, her or, in the case of this British rock band , them. The young group's sound is immediately recognizable, pushing Beach Boys falsetto harmonies through competing guitar strums, analog Kurbrick-ian synths noodles seemingly teleported from "2001: A Space Odyssey" and propellant, danceable beats. Songs like "Hail Bop" and "Waveforms" float on structures that constantly surprise, as though Kraftwerk were composing for the Pacific Coast Highway.
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