PVT - Church With No Magic (3 stars)

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PVT - Church With No Magic

(Warp)

After threats of legal action from an American band of the same name, Australian trio Pivot eventually became simply ‘PVT’. Thankfully, however, their first release since the change, Church With No Magic, still demonstrates the kind of bizarrely beautiful electronics and jarring rhythms that permeated their previous work, including, 2008’s excellent O Soundtrack to My Heart.

Each track builds up from pretty much nothing – a hasty drum blast or stifled vocal – which, admittedly, does require a little patience, but as the album unfolds, the rewards are clear. The oddly anthemic ‘Light Up Bright Fires’ and ‘The Quick Mile’, in particular, are obvious highlights.

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