DYNAMITE CUTS
artist:BENT
title:

UP IN THE AIR (INCLUDES FREE DOWNLOAD OF ALBUM) (2LP) -pre-order

label:99:WAVE (UK)


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A1. "Take 15"
A2. "Come On Home"
B1. "When You Come By"
B2. "Eagle & Swan"
C1. "A Girl Like You"
C2. "Misty"
D1. "Remove All Clocks"
D2. "Friends"



A warm welcome back to cheeky downtempo twosome Bent, who hear offer up their first studio set for 14 years. Up in the Air is full of neat reminders that what made them so popular first time round, namely a seductive, slinky, atmospheric, sample-heavy sound that tended towards the tongue-in-cheek and was more likely to draw influence from dodgy, radio-friendly 1980s soft-rock singles and vintage easy listening than obscure Balearic beats or austere electronica. There are of course a few differences - it's far more polished than their early works, and even more musically detailed - but for the most part this is vintage Bent. Given how miserable the world is right now, it's rather nice to listen to an album that prioritises cheeriness, quirkiness and musical colour above all else.


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