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You need this in your collection.,
This review is from: Parplar (Audio CD)Whilst it's true that Young God Records have a ridiculously high hit rate (ie nearly everything) it's also true that you never quite know what you're going to get, even if you think you have a handle on the boundaries that Mr Gira works within. This album proves the latter true but without spoiling the run of form.
Grimm's album is a lot to take in on first spin. At 15 tracks (and nearly as many ideas) you have to spin it again to even start to get a handle on it but you most certainly won't mind that. Each play proves there's more in common than you thought with her chants to electronica, conventional folk to intimate croons.
Also of note is the willingness for a track to be as long as it needs to be. If it has to be 90secs then it is, with no pandering to the typical or expected track norms. That keeps everything instant and fresh, leaping out of the speakers amazingly.
Expect this album to be in the 'best of 2008' lists for those that have heard it and if you haven't then why not? You really should, you know.