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Chad Valley: Young Hunger
Buy! - (Cascine)
While the initial EPs from this project spearheaded by Hugo Manuel of the British band Jonquil were lo-fi bedroom creations, this debut full-length was recorded in a proper studio for a more polished and produced take on his ‘80s-influenced blend of Balearic synth-pop and R&B, featuring a smooth, lush sound with twinkling synths, gently propulsive dance rhythms and an impressive lineup of guest vocalists including Twin Shadow, Glasser, El Perro Del Mar, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Active Child accompanying Manuel’s own falsetto-laden vocals. 10/26/2012 - Don Yates
Other Chad Valley album reviews:

Equatorial Ultravox - 6/23/2011