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Album Review: The Golden Filter - 'Voluspa' (Brille)

An album that rarely strays from its glitzy formula

Album Review: The Golden Filter - 'Voluspa' (Brille)

7 / 10 For the longest time, The Golden Filter were shrouded in more mystery than a Secret Service man’s jock strap – strange considering the fact that their music couldn’t possibly be more obvious. It’s since transpired that the Aussie-American duo consist of Penelope Trappes (a honey-voiced diva) and Stephen Hindman (a knob twiddling Moroder obsessive). Together, they make disco so sexy and sultry that it almost makes you sticky. It’s a shame that ‘Voluspa’ rarely strays too far from that glitzy formula – only the ghostly, string-heavy ballad ‘Nerida’s Gone’ really eases the four-on-the-floor fever – but you can’t help but admire The Golden Filter for having one idea and running so far with it.

Hardeep Phull

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