Sometime Efterklang member Peter Broderick certainly seems intent on making a statement about download culture. As well as naming it after its accompanying website, the singer songwriter has made it clear he wishes for all its listeners to have constant access to its lyrics and liner notes when they play this album online. Whilst this is all rather charming in its intentions, it’s much harder to determine whether this is the kind of album that demands that kind of attention from listeners.

Lengthy in parts, ‘http…’ is comprised mostly of serene background music in the manner of early Fleet Foxes, rather than the kind of intense, lyric-led offering that makes you want to delve into the meaning of every turn of phrase. It’s pleasant enough, but ironically slots in nicely as background music, rather than as an LP that demands the listener devours every detail.

By Tom Goodwyn

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