Poliça: Shulamith – review

(Memphis Industries)

Poliça's Give You the Ghost – a beguiling mix of warped R&B and heavily Auto-Tuned vocals – was one of 2012's most subtly insinuating debuts. The follow-up doesn't find them deviating wildly from the template. Channy Leaneagh's treated vocals are still bewitching, even if they are frequently indecipherable. Former Gayngs man Ryan Olson, meanwhile, conjures a backdrop that's equal parts unhurried xx spaciousness and Portishead noir. If there is a fault, it's that too little lodges in the memory, Spilling Lines and opener Chain My Name aside. Still, this is another assured and immersive album.


Phil Mongredien

The GuardianTramp

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