This New York City duo – married couple Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church – make an abstract, transatlantic cross between post-punk and trip-hop which recalls Radiohead’s Kid A, Sigur Ros and Godspeed You Black Emperor! They explore “themes of loss, both personal and universal, the destruction of nature and the destruction of our own nature” over gothic rhythmic electronics and arrive at an engrossing and operatic sound which avoids the normal pitfalls –ie. being boring – associated with the genre. This summer’s debut album Passage is intriguing and goth-tinged, sounding like it’s been torn from a page of an occult thriller.
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