How to Dress Well - Total Loss (4 stars)

An unheralded modern electronica classic from Brooklynite Tom Krell

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How to Dress Well - Total Loss

Already recognised as a most forward-thinking electronic producer thanks to his 2010 debut Love Remains, How to Dress Well (aka Brooklynite Tom Krell) has moved up to another level with his new album.

Bearing a trace reminiscence of The xx thanks to the often somnambulant pace and his detached, otherworldly vocal, Total Loss maintains the atmosphere of his English counterparts but if anything amps it up on the overwhelming opener ‘When I Was in Trouble’, adding touches of future R&B on ‘Running Back’ and the tear-inducing ‘Set It Right’, a most unexpected club funk on ‘It Was You’ and a diversion into classical oriental influences on ‘World I Miss You Won’t Be Without You (Proem)’. An unheralded modern classic.

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How To Dress Well

An atmospheric, drone-infused blend of R&B, ambient music and experimental electronica from musician and producer Tom Krell.

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