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Released: 04.11.16





Austin, Texas resident Roger Sellers, aka Bayonne, brings ambition and electronic emotion in his new album Primitives. Opening with aptly titled Intro, its slow organ jam stays under the radar, merging into Appeals with its Appleseed Cast meets Sigur Ros ambience. Stark vocal chants and progressive intent all sit comfortably alongside eighties synth and a modern day outlook. Waves continues a familiar theme, offering light at the start of a six-minute tunnel, but struggles to move anywhere fast.

After giving itself clearance, Primitives struggles to take off and loses me at times. Fresh ideas and intent are welcoming, but as final song Omar finds itself stuck on an idea, I’m left with a taste of unfinished business.


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