May 9, 2014
Sylvan Esso - 'Sylvan Esso'
Folkies come together to make electronic magicMore on Various Artists
8 / 10 Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn aren’t new to this. She’s previously made music with Mountain Man and he with Megafaun, but the silken sounds of Sylvan Esso are a cut above. Heartfelt, human electronica that pulses with a folksy emotion thanks to Meath’s beautifully warm vocals, the duo’s debut LP is a summer essential. The gigantic ‘Play It Right’ thrums with a layered lushness, while the ultra-rhythmic, playground sing-songery of Dirty Projectors and Tune-Yards skitters across ‘Hey Mami’. The indisputable highlight, however, comes with the underwater wubs of ‘Coffee’, a song about sex, dancing and caffeine that delivers the chills of all three through some seriously interstellar spaceship soul.
To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday
- Previous Album Review : Hollie Cook - 'Twice'
- Next Album Review : Papercuts - 'Life Among The Savages'
Buy Sylvan Esso - 'Sylvan Esso' on Ebay
The latest deals from
More Various Artists