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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

#214: TOY - Join the Dots


TOY

Join The Dots

December 9 2013 (Heavenly Recordings)

9.5/10


The first track on the second album from London's TOY is seven minutes given over entirely to an almost sinister ensemble of psychedelic and ominous background whirrs, a relentless hi-hat beat, and abrasive, sporadic guitar work. It's an intimidating introduction for someone who is completely unfamiliar with a band who have always been in my peripheral, but never my focus. As it happens, however, the seven minutes of 'Conductor' prove to be vastly different from what the rest of the album has to offer.


This review was originally written for Little Indie Blogs. Click here to read in full.