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RAINBOW ARABIA By James Lawrence

FM SUSHI
02 May 2013
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For the second Rainbow Arabia album, Danny and Tiffany Preston switch from Kompakt to the LA-based Time No Place imprint. Whereas 2011’s ‘Boys And Diamonds’ found the husband and wife duo applying a vibrant kaleidoscope of world music influences, their darker second album leans more towards mid-
80s baroque-pop. Tiffany’s spectral wail gives the opener ‘River’s Edge’ a ‘Hounds Of Love’-era Kate Bush feel, while instrumentally, standouts ‘He Is Sorcerer’ and ‘Lacking Risk’ recall Depeche Mode’s early output. Elsewhere, the homage to yesteryear doesn’t work quite so well, with ‘Thai Iced Tea’ and ‘Math Quiz’ both bearing an unfortunate resemblance to Kenny G’s saxophone-led lounge stylings.

File under: Offbeat pop
Download: ‘He Is Sorcerer’, ‘Precreation’
Like this? Try Tomorrow’s World ‘Tomorrow’s World’ (Naïve)

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