Psapp - The Camel’s Back (4 stars)

Psapp - The Camel’s Back

If the toys really did sneak out to play after lights out (and were into their Tunng and Stereolab), this is the sort of music they would make. The third album of experimental ‘toytronica’ from duo Galia Durant and Carim Clasmann shimmers with Hammond organs, vintage Casios and plinky-plonky miniature pianos, while kitchen utensils and bells swoon and twinkle along beside them like a wind-up procession. But instead of sounding like the soundtrack to some sugared-up pre-school TV show, they do it with grown-up eccentricity, and in this case, their most melancholy and candid lyrics to date. Playfully leftfield, with added depth to the DIY quirkiness.

(Domino)

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