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These New Puritans: Hidden
Buy! - (Domino)
While this British band’s debut album Beat Pyramid was a promising set of adventurous post-punk, the follow-up is much more ambitious, though some of these percussion-driven songs are easier to admire than to love. Still, this is an often-breathtaking set blending experimental rock, classical, dancehall, post-punk, hip hop and more, with imaginative arrangements that manage to combine a 13-piece classical orchestra and a children’s choir with drum machines and icy synths (not to mention Japanese taiko drums, scraping metal, a duck whistle and other esoteric instrumentation) on often-unsettling songs of cold, dark beauty. 2/26/2010 - Don Yates
Other These New Puritans album reviews:

Beat Pyramid - 3/3/2008