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Prior to this, Satan's Circus was my favourite DiV LP - an extended suite of menacing, opaque electronica that seemed, once & for all, to draw a big black line underneath the 60's psych homages (albeit often excellent ones) of their previous couple of albums, harking back to the earlier, dark dancefloor workouts of Dead Elvis. Trans-Love Energies confidently, & spectacularly, straddles both camps, however. Hallucinogenic melodies mesh with crunching acidic beats & glistening Krautrock motorik, & the results are frequently dazzling. There's no drop of quality on the "bonus" disc either, it's simply another LP's worth of excellent, mesmerising tuneage. Oh, & as on Satan's Circus, there are NO celebrity vocalists (Paul Weller? Ugh!).
I saw DiV perform live last weekend, touring this album, & they were absolutely stunning. I highly recommend you see them if you get the chance.
Trans-Love Energies is, for me, the finest LP of 2011.