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Album Review: Nedry - 'Condors'

Sometimes naughty but altogether too nice

Album Review: Nedry - 'Condors'

6 / 10 There’s two sides to Nedry. One is given to taking faintly voguish reference points, lopping off the sharp edges and smoothing out the kinks. It’s pretty, but weirdly bloodless – ‘Apples And Pears’ builds from a folky, trip-hop refrain into a Hatcha-style wobbler with a Björk-y vocal, while ‘Where The Dead Birds Go’ feels like Portishead aping a Luomo record. The other is less polite and is exemplified by ‘Scattered’, a slice of frenetic Warp-esque IDM with swampy overdriven guitars and a gut-wrenching sub-bass kiss-off. It’s the equivalent of that boy in the papers mutilating his genitalia on plant food, but doing it at the Big Chill and ‘spoiling the vibe’. Message to the band: ignore your nicer side in future.

Louise Brailey

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