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Chess Club

Released: 18.9.15

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Want an album that touches on pretty much every electronic style of the 80s and 90s? Swim Deep have made it. Opening double-whammy One Great Song And I Could Change The World and To My Brother could have been taken from a DJ set at the height of the Hacienda Club’s powers, while Namaste is an assault on the ears thanks to its chiptune bleeps and blatant similarity to old Sonic the Hedgehog soundtracks and Grand Affection is like an odd combination of New Order and early Depeche Mode. Is Anybody Out There stands out for its restraint and ventures a little into psych, but don’t expect much of that from an album that’s bursting at the seams with in-your-face nostalgia.

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