Islands & Islands on Stars & Letters (2013)

Islands & Islands on Stars & Letters (2013)

For Day 4 of 31 Days of May (PopLib’s NZ Music Month marathon) here is “Pool House” – a beautifully minimal slice of resigned melancholy built on a rumbling distorted synth line – from Misfit Mod’s 2013 album “Islands & Islands” –

PopLib has previously featured the brilliant Misfit Mod 7″ single “Sugar C/ Cars”, which also appears on “Island & Islands”.

It’s a wonderful collection of songs, and the usually sparse industrial backbone of rumbling, discontented synth carries an echo of the early Sheffield Sound of the early 1980s. Also in common with the electronic music of that time and place is the understanding that electronic music combines best with very human emotion. Something Misfit Mod does with innate skill.

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