Drums and Guns
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Last time around Low played with a more straightforward pop-rock sound. This time they’re teamed up once again with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, a new bassist, and a more significant experiment with the electronic. What? Yep. And it works. This is still minimalist music, as far as the form goes, but just as ever, the content is expansive and beautiful. The subject matters are definitely vintage Low, and the electronic music works excellently to emphasize the repetitive nature of the songs, instead of perhaps trying to make a more listener friendly album. In fact, the sonic droning adds a deeper level of spiritual yearning to their music. This is their best album since Things We Lost in the Fire.