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Released: 15.05.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proponents of the toytronica sound, Psapp maintain their belief that anything can be a musical instrument of worth, constructing sweet pop melodies and upbeat rhythms with everyday stuff – jars, tabletops and bicycle parts.

This in no way makes it gimmicky or captive to the novelty of creating tunes with non-musical instruments; far from it, their process is seriously evidenced by this thoughtful fifth album. Headphones reveal a strangely compelling weave and complexity particularly in the title track, Tourists, that must have taken an age to construct. Along with pristine sultry vocals by Galia Durant and subtle sonic experimentation of Carim Clasmann, the gloriously lush A Fit is a perfect example and a clear sign of their maturing craft.

 

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