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Cuban Boys : Cognoscenti vs Intelligentsia

Pop genius or novelty whimsy? Both, in equal measure, and pretty damn spiffing with it.

Coming on like a satanic Aqua for their major-label debut, Casiotone situationists Cuban Boys marry double-quick happy

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to an unnervingly catchy sample of a yodelling chipmunk. But the shimmering trance-rock ballad 'Fluorescent Beamdreams' and the scrambled Speak & Spell robo-funk of 'Data Crime' reveal this geographically scattered quartet's less obviously chirpy side, indicating a wider agenda than mere cartoon pisstakery.





Pop genius or novelty whimsy? Both, in equal measure, and pretty damn spiffing with it.



Stephen Dalton

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