Album Review: Handsome Furs - 'Sound Kapital'

Third release from the synth duo

‘Machines Have Feelings Too’ is Handsome Furs’ self-proclaimed mission statement with this third album. Its nine tracks were composed solely on keyboards as the duo – Wolf Parade guitarist Dan Boeckner and wife Alexei Perry – forced themselves into a new songwriting regime.

The experiment is mostly successful, particularly on outstanding album centrepiece ‘Serve The People’, where grinding, paranoid synths underpin Boeckner’s impassioned vocal (“You kick them in the head/And you kick them when they’re down/You don’t serve them”). Elsewhere, throbbing politico-disco banger ‘Repatriated’ is everything that the last Cut Copy record should have been.

Rob Webb

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6 / 10

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