“Here is your throat back, thanks for the loan…” I always think of those lines by Bob Dylan when I hear someone bite off someone else’s musical style who ends up doing it better than they did. And that’s the case here. Vocalist Eno Williams and sax player Max Grunhard snatch back the sounds of Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem, toss in elements of West African pop, front it with a singer who has some Grace Jones-esque tendencies, and create something amazing.
Which is produced by Hot Chip.
Hence, the “loan” of their voice.
But Hot Chip hasn’t really done much that felt fresh in quite some time.
“Protection From Evil” is my favorite song on the album. Followed by Afo ken Doko Mein, which means…I don’t know what. And I don’t care. It’s beautiful.