Neon Neon: Praxis Makes Perfect – review


In 2008, Welsh-Californian duo Neon Neon (aka Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip) released a funky, synth-laden concept album about car designer John DeLorean. Its successor subjects maverick Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli – the man who, among other things, smuggled the manuscript for Dr Zhivago out of the USSR – to the same analysis. Sabrina "Boys Boys Boys" Salerno and Asia Argento guest, while the title track references the sound of 70s TV current affairs soundbeds. But what Praxis Makes Perfect might lack in fresh musical directions – their percolating analogue-digital pop remains little altered – it makes up for in apposite italophile detail.


Kitty Empire

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