Album Review: Diagrams - 'Diagrams'

Sam Genders is far from invisible

Have you ever noticed – like, really noticed – someone who had previously passed under your radar on an almost daily basis? Well, there goes Sam Genders just now, and suddenly he’s very noticeable. With his grey Tunng overalls binned, Genders is recharged in the colours of Diagrams, his hushed vocals transplanted from his old folktronic vehicle into this high-precision, next-generation model.

‘Night All Night’ smoulders like a campfire Minus The Bear, ‘Antelope’ combines impatiently intricate rhythms with chamber pop swells, while ‘Woking’ whirrs serenely like Broadcast remapped by James Blake. Sparsely expressed, yet drenched in optimism, Genders is hereby daring you to ignore him again.

Neil Condron

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8 / 10

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