Allison, Dot : Message personnel

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The delicate promise that sparkled from [B]Dot[/B]'s first single, [B]'Tomorrow Never Comes'[/B], seems to have been huffily taken back by the talent fairy.

It might be down to Big Leaves’ distinctly fuzzy logic, but notions of ‘sense’ appear to be breaking down fast, singles-wise.[I] “I’m inside/I’m outside/I’m with you/Without you”[/I], doe-eyed comedown siren/skimpily-gifted Screamadelic scenester (delete as applicable) [a]Dot Allison[/a] breathes in hazy multitrack. Crucially, though, these exhalations come without the gravitas that bumps illogicality up to the realm of poetry. Meanwhile, dreamtime loops layer round her, and a tune loses out to atmospherics that are something less than blissful. What Kevin Shields is doing playing for the chemical generation’s [a]Enya[/a] is a puzzle, when the delicate promise that sparkled from Dot‘s first single, ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’, seems to have been huffily taken back by the talent fairy.

JAMES OLDHAM