Hot Chip - 'Flutes'
The best thing Hot Chip have released since ‘Over And Over’
Perhaps influenced by Joe’s work as part of the rave-inclined 2 Bears, ‘Flutes’ is quite possibly – dare we say it – the best thing Hot Chip have released since ‘Over And Over’. It’s quite the dancefloor smorgasbord, clattering around beautifully cheesy, New Order-like percussive clatters, flighty synths designed to tickle warehouse rafters and Hot Chip’s trademark sense of measured euphoria. “One day you might realise that you need to open your eyes”, Alexis sings over a tumble of bright notes, taking control of the situation that’s left his heart in tatters, wreaked by uncertainty. Here’s a definite though: this sublime return is giving us the horn.
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