The fact that this record was made by a husband/wife radiates through its unified sound – a glowing amalgamation of synthesised electronics, harmonies and atmospherics – makes ‘Save Your Season’ feel like a very tight-knit and cohesive creation. It flips between hazy, ambient and moody laments and more conventional electro-pop numbers, the odder, more experimental moments being the ones that bring the bands qualities to light, the rest showing their clear eminence for pop songs too. Masters of seemingly infinite layers of sounds, Mint Julep are clearly ones for focussing on differing sonic levels, in which the vocals merge and intersperse throughout. And when at their fullest and boldest, the electronics resemble The Knife’s earlier work, and coalesced with the ethereal vocals it proves to be a rewarding concoction.

By Daniel Dylan Wray

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