A multi-award-winning experience of what it’s like to live in constant fear, from rookie Hungarian director László Nemes
Orbital : The Altogether
Torch-spectacled duo become Paul'n'Phil's Mobile Wedding DJ Service featuring David Gray. Run away
While albums like 'Brown' and the more cinematic 'In Sides' provided long, sumptuous journeys around foreign techno shores, never forgetting to bring you home in time for tea (or indeed E), 'The Altogether' offers 11 disjointed tracks built around half-witted musical jokes. It's distressing to hear a band once imperious enough to sample Scott Walker - and get away with it - reduced to covering the Doctor Who theme. The Ian Dury-sampling 'Oi!' sounds like something retrieved from down the sofa where it was dropped in 1989, while the fact that David Gray is a relative of the Hartnolls does not excuse his gargling vocal on 'Illuminate'.
It's as if the Hartnolls became addicted to the hysterical response they got in their live sets when they dropped 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth' and decided to make an album full of moments like that. But cheese only works in the context of cool.
More seriously, 'The Altogether' sounds as though the Hartnolls haven't been inside a nightclub for many a year. Though there's a vague stab at,
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