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Sounds From The Gulf Stream
With a name like [B]'Sounds From The Gulf Stream'[/B], [a]Marine Research[/a]'s debut album could have been utterly sad, minimal introversion, all melancholy synth and the blip of distant radar pulses
, sighs Amelia Fletcher with mock indignation on 'Glamour Gap'. She needn't worry. Behr's beauty is only skin deep, but Marine Research's is measurable in fathoms.
"Come over here and pinch me twice/ Some things seem more real than real life", concludes Fletcher on the closing 'YYUB'. Which is the correct response to the unexpected triumph of 'Sounds From The Gulf Stream'. Such sweetly observed good humour, such noble beauty is worth a dozen cathartic dirges. Sometimes, the best things in life are twee.
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