[a]Lisp[/a] are still offering up electronic watercolours. The WI have been notified.
“A record that could only have been made in 1999,” it is claimed, which is odd, as you’d swear [a]Massive Attack[/a] had an album out last year. For the work of a band from the East End, ‘Flatspin‘ has the Bristolian skulk down to a 3D: part butch Portishead, part Daddy G after elocution classes.
It’s all here, paranoia, anguish, the ever-creeping inertia. [I]”Do you love me, do you love me? Is there anyone above me?”[/I] intones singer Jonnie with just slightly too much of the Erasure in his vocals to be cool, yet for a trio made up of “spiritual clubbers” this is a surprisingly inoffensive record, happily devoid of any dippy nonsense about communal experience or sunsets. Yet compared with Massive‘s fly-blown, rotten vistas, Lisp are still offering up electronic watercolours. The WI have been notified.