Large Number – Spray On Sound

Engagingly oddball debut from erstwhile member of Add N To (X)

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Large Number is the brainchild of Ann Shenton, a founder member of electro experimentalists Add N To (X). Her debut album demonstrates the wit and creative wonkiness you’d rightly expect, but is appreciably more diverse, packing banjo, harmonica and vibes along with assorted Moogs, mellotrons, vintage organs, oscillators and Theremins for brief forays into ambient futuro-country (“Lexical Synesthesia”), space-age electronica (“Spring On Electris”) and neo-Gregorian glitch (“Love In The Asylum”). It may owe a debt to Wendy Carlos, Cluster and Bruce Haack, but Spray On Sound is pumped full of playfully perverse possibilities very much its own.

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