Dance Mother

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  • Summary: The debut album for the duo from Brooklyn was produced by Dave Sitek.
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  1. 100
    Dance Mother is musical pixie dust illuminated by a warm neon glow. There is a great sense of magic and wonder in Telepathe’s music, their chirping, fairy-like, multi-tracked vocals providing a feeling of childlike awe.
  2. The main criticism of bands built on laptops is that they lack soul but while Telepathe's 'processes' may be intrinsically stylized, tracks like these and the thriving, exhilarating 'Devil's Trident' still carry moments of genuine romance, innocence and drama.
  3. Female duo Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes make stark, witchy electronica that's subtle and exciting, their mantra-like voices drawing you in like a sinister nursery rhyme, with melodies breaking through their oblique, half-muttered lyrics like beams of winter sunlight.
  4. Say what you will about Telepathe’s technical prowess, their songs are pretty uniformly enjoyable.
  5. While it's a little uneven, Dance Mother is often fascinating, and a big step forward for Telepathe without losing what made them distinctive in the first place.
  6. 60
    A little may go a long way with Telepathe, but there's enough variety here to reward repeated listening.
  7. Telepathe could learn from the jump that TV on the Radio made between albums One and Two: more focus and more effort, please.

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