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Boomkat Product Review:
Superior synth-pop and Chicago acid extrapolations on the second LP from Soft Metals for Captured Tracks. As with their debut album, what elevates this boy-girl duo from Portland above the myriad wave revivalists out there is their penchant for lucid, tough rhythms and trippy melodic sequences that owe more to acid house and second-generation electro than to roughshod minimal synth. Patricia Hall’s chilly, affectless vocals invoke the bedsit ennui of Young Marble Giants, Marine Girls etc, occasionally veering into Glass Candy-style sassiness as on ‘When I Look Into Your Eyes’. ‘No Turning Back’ is a lovely meeting of plangent, minor-key techno noir and post-coital vocal coos, while ‘Tell Me’ nods to the driving blind of Chris & Cosey and ‘Interobserver’ is a nice analog instrumental that stirs up images of cold war military bases hidden in the countryside. While ultimately it all feels pretty familiar, it’s too astute and accomplished to be written off as pastiche, and definitely recommended if you’re into Italians Do It Better, Ashrae Fax, etc.