Small Black :: "Photojournalist"

Hushed voices and whispered half-truths are perhaps the strongest details of an admittedly amorphous lo-fi movement, and they are the hallmarks of Small Black, a band building the best stuff in the echo chamber. As on their previous work, "Photojournalist," lead-single off debut LP New Chain, relies heavily on looping and curious keyboards. Still the arrangement pulses and breathes like organic lifeforms taken root in all this binary code and silicone production, a bit of human touch in the synthesizer fog. And like an anthropomorphized New Order single that stayed out too late or took too much Philosophy in college, "Photojournalist" is expansive and thoughtful without losing sight of its own blurred edges and troubling moments. All Big Questions and fear of bumps in the night.

Listen :: Small Black - "Photojournalist"

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