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Dance orientated uneven release
on 10 May 2013
The synth-pop of her debut was always hard to surpass and since then there were numerous sessions, DJ-jaunts and the occasional 12". So this is essentially is a collection of the years working, editing, moulding and passing it through many hands. And the inevitable consequence of that is a rather uneven release. The song 'Shake' is one of the oldest tracks on it, with a hard-house edge to it co-produced by James Ford. It doesn't really fit with the rest. The song 'Broken Record' dismisses the whole idea of redoing the debut, referencing the song 'Remedy'. The opener 'Motorway' flows well and was rightly chosen to spearhead the campaign for this record. 'Confusion' has a more urban feel to it and is asking for a heavy dub/mix. The more recent material clearly has the DFA/Tim Goldsworthy hands over it, and songs like 'Beat Beat' has that familiar arrangement. 'Strangers' is sweet and mellow while 'All For You' pounces nicely. The final song 'Satellite' is big on simulated bigness but fails to live up to it. In many ways, this material would have been suited on a set of EPs releases over the past number over years then this collection which in some ways comes across as unhinged. Pleasant.