Album Review: Archie Bronson Outfit - 'Coconut' (Domino)

A triumphant return for the alt.rock trio

After four years meandering on the edges of the known musical world, ABO come bellowing back with a bold album. ‘Coconut’ bottles the madness and magic of their gigs and tamps the cork home, hard. This no doubt owes something to the production of former DFA man Tim Goldsworthy, but this is not the story of an ageing band on a desperate quest for invigoration via producer. Their personality is bold throughout, an excess of top-shelf distortion and a cast-the-crutches-aside sense of euphoria. In ‘Coconut’’s bewildering musical tour around tropicalia, disco, frantic tribal sounds, Bristolian blues, post punk, lo-fi noise, you name it… Archie Bronson Outfit have produced a remarkable fruit. Crack open and sup deep.

Luke Turner

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8 / 10

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