- Summary: The second full-length release for the collaboration between Cate Le Bon and White Fence's Tim Presley was produced by Stephen Black and recorded in a house in the south of France.
- Record Label: Drag City
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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May 17, 2018At times, the record is just classically Surreal, a bucolic unheimlich provoking a fleeting confrontation with the unconscious. What remains most alluring about this experiment’s broken logic is the sense that you’re furtively occupying someone else’s dream.
MojoApr 23, 2018How she continues to turn apparent whimsy into profundity borders on the miraculous. [Jun 2018, p.92]
Apr 27, 2018While one could say the majority of Hippo Lite’s material is experimental, Presley and Le Bon placed their most avant and uptempo vocal tracks toward the album’s latter half, a block of songs that sort of run together before its closer, the violin-driven You Could Be Better. Consequently, the sequencing feels rushed and impatient. By Contrast, Presley and Le Bon initially want to show you around, the light and airy Blue from the Dark opening the door, slowly introducing you to their muse. By the end, it’s difficult not to feel as though you’ve overstayed your welcome.
Apr 18, 2018At one point, Presley claims, he and Le Bon used the sound of a frog’s ribbit for an instrument. It’s here where Hippo Lite verges towards sounding like music that was only ever made for its makers, rather than an outside audience. In a quest to discover simple living free of consequence, Le Bon and Presley can, at times, get lost in their own little bubble.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Jul 12, 2018This album is so weird and awesome at the same time. Although sometimes you feel like this is just weird noise to play with yourThis album is so weird and awesome at the same time. Although sometimes you feel like this is just weird noise to play with your unconsciousness, other times you feel like you never listened something like this. Fantastic melodies, timings and voices.… Expand
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