Album Review: Juffage - 'Semicircle'
Computer music never sounded so humane, the fine workings of multi-instrumentalist Jeff T SmithMore on Juffage
But far from being sterile, it’s one of the warmer, more human records of the year: [b]‘HHV’[/b] and [b]‘Under Fanblades’[/b], with its plea “[i]maybe we could get there some day[/i]”, recall the lush, mournful drone of [b]Do Make Say Think[/b], and [b]‘Stop Making Music’[/b] the lonesome, ruined seaside shack haunting of [a]Grizzly Bear[/a]; [b]‘My Weakness’[/b] takes the clatter of [b]‘Desperate Youth…’[/b]-era TVOTR and tempers it with [a]Arcade Fire[/a]’s intimacy. It’s an album to be surprised by, and maybe even love.
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