Sunday, January 20, 2008
DONT SAVE YOUR BODY BECAUSE YOU WILL DIE ANYWAY
GENRE``````````````INDIE POP/ELECTRONIC FOLK?
It is hard to say what genre Tunng is developing but all I can say is that they sound really good. This album has that "its completely complete" statement attached to it and Tunngs mix of folk-electro-popish melodies with soft porn/intimate body parts lyrics are dressing this band in a rare original outfit that seems so rare these days.
For their third full-length, Good Arrows, British six-piece Tunng continue to deliver the same combination of folk, pop, and indie electronica that earned the band the description of "folktronica." Lightly programmed beats and blips pepper the acoustic guitar arpeggios that give the songs their base, as Sam Genders' soft vocals layer over themselves and those of the backup singers and the myriad other instruments that twist and squirm their way into the compositions. Kalimba, hammer dulcimer, clarinet, eclectic samples, and electric guitar all manage to find their way in, but they're arranged in such a way -- gently, sparsely, deliberately -- that nothing ever seems cluttered or ornate. This is helped in part due to the attention paid to structure here, because even with the noises and distractions and long stretches of space, there's a cleanliness to the songs, verses and choruses and even the occasional hook all playing an important part in the album's overall effectiveness.
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