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Lost Map Records

Released: 24.02.23






Glasgow’s Suzi and Lewis Cook occupy a somewhat awkward niche in the DIY electronic world – a truly outstanding live act whose irrepressible, euphoric vivacity is all but impossible to recreate in the studio. Inside, though, is more than mere preamble. In fact, its pulsing acid-pop patchwork is a different listening experience altogether; carefully tuned, yet no less groovy or immersive.

Perhaps the greatest joy lies in the record’s duality – not only in Suzi’s frequent exchanges between English and French, but also its seamless synthesis of acoustic and electronic sounds. It’s a delightfully multifaceted method, producing contrasts such as that between immediate bangers Open The Door and All The Same To Me and later cuts Stop and I Become, whose same elements lie reduced in thick psychedelic soup.


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