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Bittersweet synth-pops with a kosmiche edge from Amsterdam’s Nina de Jong and Rosa Ronsdorf aka Spill Gold
Delivered with a loose feel, ‘Highway Hypnosis’ demonstrates the duo’s motorik traction and haunted pop songwriting at its sharpest since they emerged in 2017. ‘Beast Machine Alien’ barrel along with a driving confidence that manifests across the record, thru the effortlessly glyding vocal cadence and rolling, acidic groove of the title tune to the gnarled tension and dreamy release of ‘Ecotone Part 1,’ while making room for spoken word in the lay-by of ‘Oyster’, and incorporating gamelan-like tonalities into the clang of ‘Burning’ and ‘Bird Soul’ in a way that recalls everyone from Neu! to Khruangbin and Group Rhoda.