A pleasant but safe creation
THITH have long had the whiff of a duo who hammer out their electro ditties courtesy of a rigorous instruction booklet. Thank heavens, then, that they’ve paid less heed to the well-thumbed manuals on ‘Red Night’ and spruced things up: there’s still no great balls-to-the-wall experimentation, and the limp likes of ‘Come With Me’ are distressingly safe slices of ElectroIndie 101. But the woozy, slow-burn banger ‘Empty Stations’ and eerie, otherworldly synth-pop of ‘Stay The Night’ are testimonies to the virtue of loosening one’s top button, ditching the spit’n’sawdust functionality of yore and taking the odd plunge into the unknown.
Director: The Hundred In The Hands
Record label: Warp
Release date: 18 Jun, 2012