Album Review: Walls - 'Walls' (Kompakt)

Walls' joyful wash of tuneful hooks is a wake-up call to lazy Animal Collective copyists

Album Review: Walls - 'Walls' (Kompakt)

9 / 10 [b]Alessio Natalizia[/b] of crispy electronicists [b]Banjo Or Freakout[/b] started making music because he was waiting for his girlfriend at her house and it seemed a more agreeable pastime than talking to her flatmates. Electronica bod [b]Sam Willis[/b] of [b]Allez Allez[/b] was drafted in to remix his first single [b]‘Mr No’[/b] and ever since they have been known as [b]Walls[/b]. Dealing in woozy digital and analogue electronic psychedelic noise, their joyful wash of tuneful hooks is a wake-up call to lazy [a]Animal Collective[/a] copyists with loop pedals everywhere. Feeling as fresh as [b]Boards Of Canada[/b], [b]cLOUDDEAD[/b] and [a]Spiritualized[/a] did at their inceptions this is the must-have OST for intronauts everywhere.

[b]John Doran[/b]

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