Though Nick Murphy had retired his Chet Faker project, the new songs he was working on had an energy reminiscent of his earlier work. The result is Hotel Surrender, a radiant 10-track LP full of swaggering bass lines and electrifying melodies.
Hissing and seeping justifiable rage from every pore - yet not an unrelenting musical battering - the 14-track opus was recorded by Marc Obrist and Manuel Gagneux at Hutch Sounds and mixed/mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio.
A Place to Bury Strangers has no records that sound the same- their sound is constantly evolving and entering new realms. Specifically in See Through You, any listener can hear a whole new dimension of collaborate ideas being expressed.
Francoise Hardy was an innovator- one of the first to develop the vocal 'cool' used by others like Lou Reed down the road. Her voice is bell-like but never sweet and her strong lower register is a divine combination of authoritative and bored to tears.
The follow-up to 2016's Summer 08, Metronomy Forever features 17 tracks. It's length is born from a desire for breathing room, from not wanting to stuff the hits together like a bouquet of petrol station roses - a modern way of listening to music.