ALBUM REVIEW: Lone Taxidermist – Trifle | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released:  25.8.17





Lone Taxidermist is Cumbrian-born, London-dweller, Natalie Sharp. Surrounded by sci-fi paperbacks and vintage analogue equipment, she recorded Trifle  in John Foxx’s studio on Bodmin Moor and plays simple, keyboard-based, post-punk inspired dance tunes, but with a thread of experimental mischief.

Older listeners will pick up references to Electrelane, ESG and – on When The Water’s Cold –  PiL-era Keith Levine. The result is gloriously accessible electro-pop, without dumbing down. Live, Lone Taxidermist are even more of a treat, promising “sexual cake fetishes, AMSR and foley art  in the midst of a performative spectacle enriched by the murky worlds of sploshing, cake-sitting and crush fetish”. A marvellous confection then. Trifle is nothing less than an avant-pop mistress-piece.

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