The Rainbow Family (3 stars)

The Rainbow Family

This is Not a Circular (Console Sounds)


Having a remote Scottish studio hasn’t quite made The Rainbow Family the new Boards of Canada, but their surroundings certainly seem to have given them a more pastoral outlook. Duo Barry Christie (who has worked with Mylo as a member of Napoleon Solo and the Pretty Boys) and Marco Rea deal in a kind of MOR dance pop which is reminiscent of Lamb or Zero 7.

The music itself, from ‘Have What You’ve Got’ to the name-dropping ‘Barbara Bach’ is a fine selection of mid-paced, summery chill-out soundtracks, let down only by a preponderance of floaty, blissed-out lyrics that sound like Paul McCartney at his most effect-heavily twee.

(David Pollock)

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