With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
They're a ridiculously competent bunch too...
But appearances can be deceptive. And what threatens to be a marathon of po-faced electronic noodling ends up a warm, organic and satisfying experience - like a cuddlier, loungier 'Lab, only with more jazz, a trumpet player and not a Krautrock workout in sight.
Hey, this Brighton-based instrumental six-piece even have a sense of humour, sticking two fingers up to all those preconceptions by actually calling their second song 'Prog Rock'. Another is called 'Deep Rice Pudding', 'cos, well, it seems like one in a gloopily sweet way. They're a ridiculously competent bunch too, with a fantastic drummer powering IEP's hypnotic Moog-embellished grooves.
By the time the dirty funk of 'Day Of The Dirge' ends proceedings, people are shaking a leg rather than stroking facial hair. The 'Lab experiment is a success then. It's just the name that needs to go back to the drawing board.
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