Album review

Mary Lorson & Billy Cote - Piano Creeps

Like a soundtrack for a film that never was, most of the dozen tracks on this one-off from the pair behind New York's innocent urbanites Madder Rose are entirely instrumental. Weirdly echoing guitars and analogue synths weave dreamily between stark piano chords and eerie strings, like Air jamming with Calexico. It's atmospheric, yet the introduction of vocals on "See The Stars" comes as a relief amid the otherwise chorus-free fare.

Rating: 3 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...