Little-Dragon

Fans of this Swedish electro soul outfit are unlikely to be disappointed by this record, unless of course they were hoping for something strange and new. The four-piece are now on album number three, and they have clearly found a formula with which they are more than happy to roll with. Hinged, as ever, on Yukimi Nagano’s distinctive, ethereal vocal style, their signature blend of minimal synth pop and slightly muted RnB is bright, warm and accessible, shot through with a generous helping of soul. The tracks are held together by a series of gentle dance rhythms – the title track has a light drum’n’bass beat that offsets Nagano’s sugar spun vocals – loosely linked, as if made to be interchangeable. It’s far from new territory, but there’s something to be said for consistency, and the phrase, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.

By Polly Rappaport

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