Junior Boys - album review (4 stars)

Last Exit (Domino)

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Junior Boys

Perhaps alone on all of Domino’s roster in that they’re pretty much a straight dancefloor act, Ontario’s Junior Boys have nevertheless remained a relatively unknown pleasure up until now. This is a welcome reissue of their 2004 debut album, a record five years in the making, that most people will never have even heard of.

Falling somewhere between the crude synthetic sound of early Human League (including those ethereal, robotic vocals) and the dark squelch of acid house, the album is an atmospheric afterparty soundtrack, with a certain soulfulness which belies its electronic roots. Bonus remixes by Fennesz and Caribou provide added value. (David Pollock)

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