ALBUM REVIEW: Low – Double Negative | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.09.18

 

 

 

 

 

If you thought that Low’s previous records were immersive, just wait until you hear Double Negative! Whereas 2015’s Ones And Sixes successfully showcased some of the most melodic and accessible songwriting of their career, the trio’s 12th effort largely does away with the form; its sliced and diced collages firmly shifting the spotlight to riddled distortion and electronic manipulation.

It’s a record which demands your undivided attention and reveals fresh nuances with every listen; from sumptuous textures and spine-tingling ambience to the ghostly echo of Mimi Parker’s wondrous, remoulded voice. Moreover, it’s one which retains Low’s unmistakable DNA while occupying a space entirely of its own – the boldest, most evocative entry yet in a truly remarkable canon.

 

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