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SBTRKT, Live At The Academy
There’s no reason why can’t think while we boogie.
Celina Murphy, 28 May 2012
Tunes like ‘Pharaohs’ and ‘Wildfire’, both of which are performed with pre-recorded vocals, bring pure, undiluted exhilaration. Some of the record’s instrumental tracks are extended and fiddled about with at the expense of the energy of the set, but, for the most part, we’re getting a lot of terribly clever pop, delivered at wham-bam speed.
For those punters who are probably singing the wrong words, this is still a great show, a masterful electronic hootenanny with plenty of money moments. And the rest of us? Well, there’s no reason why can’t think while we boogie.