8th release from German band—If you miss good electronic pop music, (It seems like most things
today are so predictably homogenized for the indie market) this may fill a gap. The Notwist play
unusually innovative, fresh-sounding, non-formulaic indie electro-pop; augmented by guitar and
keyboards, symphonic strings, clarinet, vibraphone, double bass, etc. These are songs that
emphasize the melodic structure and integrate the electronics, rather than making them the focal
point for the sake of the trendy indie sound. Recalls bands like Tarwater, To Rococo Rot, Hood,
Four Tet—with the pop sensibilities of Super Furry Animals, Belle and Sebastian, Kings Of
Convenience. “Close to the Glass” is a rare and brilliantly stimulating electronic pop album.