Country : Australia Label : Interscope Genres and styles : Psych-Rock Year : 2015

Currents

· by Olivier Lalande

Will there ever be another record like Currents? A unique moment in pop alchemy, this remarkable metamorphosis reminds us a little of Led Zep and their “Kashmir,” but extended over an entire album and, of course, with keyboards and sound effects instead of the orchestra. It’s an unexpected transmutation of a sympathetic psych-rock pastiche into a mythical creature. Alone at the helm as always, Kevin Parker breaks the sound barrier with each stroke of his brush. These walls of vibrating keyboards and grooves running at full speed threaten to leap the rails at any time. Is it rock? Is it disco? It doesn’t matter… let it happen.

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