Album Review: Christy & Emily - 'No Rest' (Klangbad)

The Brooklyn duo's third album is a restless piece of work

You may not have heard of Christy & Emily yet, but they get themselves noticed. John Peel favourite Robert Lloyd requested their support in 2007 after being blown away by a show. A year later Faust man Hans Joachim Irmler had the same experience and invited them into his studio: ‘No Rest’ is the result. The teaming of self-taught punk‑kid Christy with Emily, a trained classical pianist, results in a restless piece of work. The Brooklyn duo’s third album captures a sticky, Patti Smith moodiness with the restraint of Cate Le Bon and is peppered with eclectic styles but never overbakes ideas. Chillwave seems contagious in contemporary Brooklyn; here’s to an album that glides above the fuzz.

Hazel Sheffield

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7 / 10

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