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Cornershop feat Accü
Pinpoint Ample Play Records

Article written by Kev W - Jul 8, 2015

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Over the years, Cornershop's sound has varied quite considerably - even over the course of a single album. New single 'Pinpoint', we're told, is like Chic meeting St Etienne. It's a little odd how Nile Rodgers has suddenly achieved such a high status and wide recognition when several years ago he barely got mentioned, but, true to their word, the description fits this track perfectly. Bring in guest vocalist Accü and the St Etienne comparison also takes shape.

With plenty of handclaps, '70s funk bass and brass parps, 'Pinpoint' certainly has a groove, and those subtle tones add an almost fey touch which actually gels quite well (there's a hint of Stereolab going on here too). Unless you were told, you'd never guess who the track was by in a blindfold test, but it shows another facet to Cornershop's oeuvre. B-side 'The Titit Shaker' is more experimental but sticks with a funky vibe, relying on vocoder vocals and a sound that's maybe a little closer to some of the band's past work. For the brief moments when the strings kick in it really starts to soar. Never a band to rest on their laurels, it's good to see these guys still delving into different corners of the music world.

Links:
http://www.cornershop.com/
http://accu-accu.co.uk/
http://www.ampleplay.co.uk

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