That makes for a bewitching mix. The melancholy for which Cate’s distinctive vocals works so well remains – the Perfume Genius-featuring duet ‘I Think I Knew’ the most prominent case in point – but the addition of wonderfully precise instrumentation acts as transformation. The motorik-esque repetition of ‘Wild’ is every bit as mind-altering as anything the likes of TOY have to offer; ‘Duke’ swirls and hypnotises with the best of them. As wistful as ever, then, just through a deliciously warm 70s psych filter.
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