- 28 Feb 18
Wildly uneven offering from transnational art-pop collective.
International band of mystery, Superorganism, have finally arrived with their hotly anticipated debut album. That’s right, it’s mononym madness as OJ, Harry, Emily, Tucan, B et al hit the media spotlight, complete with fascinating backstory (the sundry members hail from all corners of the globe).
In fairness, there are tantalising glimpses here of a truly distinctive brand of synthpop (‘Night Time’, ‘Reflections On The Screen’), even if those moments are offset by the repeated aural bludgeonings. In fact, there is undoubtedly a truly great alt.pop album lurking somewhere within Superorganism. Unfortunately, the band have lost track of it beneath the layers of production overkill. Perhaps next time they’ll realise their undoubted potential.
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