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Camila Fuchs get help from Spacemen 3's Pete Kember to assemble wyrd pop songs that sound like an electro-charged Björk or Jenny Hval. Very nice.
'Kids Talk Sun' is Camila Fuchs' third album, and finds the duo looking back to childhood for inspiration. The result is a bright, breezy collection of brittle electronic pop songs, anchored by Camila De Laborde's signature vocals, that curl around Daniel Hermann-Collini's The Knife-adjacent compositions like bottled smoke. This time around, they rope in super-producer Pete Kember who pushes their songs into widescreen, giving the sheen necessary for that mythical next level.
It's charming stuff from beginning to end, reminding fondly of Jenny Hval's excellent "Blood Bitch" or The Knife's "Silent Shout", but retaining a dark energy that sings of contemporary woes. Recorded in the countryside outside Lisbon, there's a sense of isolation fused with a natural connection. It's electronic music, sure, but there's an organic quality that's echoed in Laborde's voice, that phases sensually, bridging the gap between the physical and digital realms. With the trip-hop revival back in full force, "Kids Talk Sun" sounds present, relevant and cathartic.