Talk Less, Say More - I Don't Know Where I Am, I Don't Know What I'm Doing [ogg]
The companion piece to last year’s critically acclaimed Go Lucky, IDKWIAIDKWID is an excellent record its own right. Take the opener ‘You Were Right About Me’. Jell’s hasn’t written a better pop song: a propulsive, catchy electro number, nintendo beeps and surprisingly, Earth inspired slow guitar. See also Baby Animal’s dark but fond ballad or Still As A Rivers reflective ascending guitar figure. Will You Be Me Widow?, a story of trenches and doomed love, is backed by gracious 80s atmospherics. This would have been a tragedy left on the cutting room floor. The remixes here are excellent, shading songs anew. Pebbles In A Flood highlights Sensations Spring’s ‘innocent like pebbles in a flood’ to evocative effect, the Topaz mix of The Battle Of Borodino brings clattering military drums warming the original’s deep melancholy. For fans of The Knife, M83’s Saturdays=Youth, Junior Boys, The Chap, the decade begining in 1980.