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  • Summary: The fourth album for the British group is its first without cofounder Sam Genders.
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  1. Now the experimentation with electric guitars, even more electronic sampling and a focus on vocalist Becky Jacobs has brought Tunng to a paradise of exceeded expectations.
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    God bless Tunng for making what is otherwise one of the more obnoxious genres of music (Folktronica) so damned delectable.
  3. While it's hardly the stark, across-the-board tonal sea change suggested by several of its most immediately ear-catching cuts, And Then We Saw Land is at once an adventurous outward journey and an invitingly familiar return from an always intriguing, intrepid, and under-heralded band.
  4. Instead of shadowing the pack, this album puts them right up the front.
  5. Obviously some compositions work better than others, but for the most part this balancing act between anthemia and meticulous detail works very well.
  6. ...And Then We Saw Land is a satisfying addition to the Tunng canon and is one which proves them distinctive enough in their own right that the only label they need be tagged with is simply that of 'Tunng'.
  7. No one should begrudge them their cleaner, smoother sound, but straight-laced songwriting has sapped the band's well-worn eccentricities. Tunng have outgrown and outlasted the restrictive genres they were once boxed into, but Saw Land struggles to find its place in a larger context.

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