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Asobi Seksu FluorescencePolyvinyl Records
Article written by
Paul M - Feb 7, 2011
Chris Zane's (The Walkmen, Passion Pit, Tokyo Police Club, etc) bold and busy production of New York's premier dreampop duo Asobi Seksu's fourth album is a possible turning point for the pair. No longer tipping a half nod to the Cocteau Twins, Yuki Chikudate's lush whooping vocals are very much pushed to the fore here, with the percussion upped in pace and the rhythms beefed up. So while in the lovely Sighs, there's at least one track that deserves a much wider audience, some long term fans may miss the more soporific dreamscapes of old, where it cam complete with a slightly fuzzy coating and Chikudate's ethereal voice would spookily float somewhere above it all. So while it's still a million miles better than most bog standard indie landfill, it sadly lacks the sensuous tingle that they once delivered.