Boomkat Product Review:
Seemingly back from the brink, Olde English Spelling Bee makes a very welcome return with a shocking, amazing new album from Alice Cohen. Having only just copped her 'Wild Vines Tenement Shrines' album released in february, we're still digesting her brand new, synth-lush and colourful Pop sound, but the immediate response is all thumbs up. Like that last LP, she's assisted by the ever-wonderful Autre Ne Veut, this time contributing vocals to one track, alongside percussion from Swans/Smog/Shearwater's Thor Harris and benefitting from production by Chris Moore (TVOTR/Liars). Ultimately, however, it's Alice who is the star, playing vintage Linn drum, and practically everything else in a perfectly judged, deceptively natural manner underwritten by very (un)canny arrangements and vision. It's not to be missed.