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SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS By Stephen Worthy

GHOST STORY
16 April 2012
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Downsizing, it seems, has even hit the music world. Of electro-popsters School Of Seven Bells, Benjamin Curtis stays, but one Deheza sister (Claudia) has moved on – though a spot of double-tracking means it’s business as usual on that front. Their third album is about a lady surrounded by ghosts – metaphorical and physical – set to ethereal synth-pop and shoegaze that departs only slightly from their earlier canon. The mixture of jangle pop, drum machines and feedback makes ‘When You Sing’ a dead ringer for My Bloody Valentine’s seminal ‘Soon’, while the glam electro stomp of ‘Low Times’ is pure Goldfrapp. Fun, if a little two-dimensional.
File under Glam, dancey electro-pop
Download ‘The Night’, ‘When You Sing’, ‘Low Times’
Like this? Try Goldfrapp ‘Supernature’ (Mute)

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