Too Many Voices

Ultimae records

ANDY STOTT | Too Many Voices (Modern Love) – CD/Vinyl

Too Many Voices


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Andy Stott‘s 4th album draws for inspiration from the fourth-world pop of Japan’s Yellow Magic Orchestra as much as it does Triton-fuelled Grime made 25 years later. The album opens with the harmonised, deteriorating pads of the opening ‘Waiting For You‘ and arcs through to the synthetic chamber-pop of the closing title track, referencing Sylvian & Sakamoto‘s Bamboo Houses as much as it does the ethereal landscapes of This Mortal Coil and Dead Can Dance. In between, the climate and palette constantly shift, taking in the midnight pop of ‘Butterflies‘, the humid, breathless House of ‘First Night‘ and the endlessly cascading ‘Forgotten‘.

Longtime vocal contributor Alison Skidmore features on half the tracks, sometimes augmented by the same simulated materials; voicing the dystopian breakdown on ‘Selfish‘, at others surrounded by beautiful synth washes, such as on the mercurial ‘Over‘, or the dreamy, neon-lit ‘New Romantic‘. It’s all far removed from the digital synthesis and the abstracted intricacies that define much of the current electronic landscape. The same cybernetic palette is here implanted into more human form; sometimes cold, but more often thrumming with life.