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Live by Simian Mobile Disco
Released: Feb 2013
Label: Delicacies
Recorded on a 2012 tour stop in Philadelphia, Simian Mobile Disco's Live captures the U.K. duo in powerful form. The 15-track set, presented without edits or overdubs, massages together melodies from the group's biggest tracks -- "Seraphim," "Cerulean," "Hustler" -- into a seamless whole that sweeps from peak to peak, propelled by spontaneous breakdowns and impromptu drum-machine workouts. Recorded straight from the PA, the sound is as full as it must have sounded standing right in front of the bass bins; a hint of crowd noise, picked up via additional mics, transports you there.
Philip Sherburne