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Lust For Youth : Perfect View

The middle ground between New Order and Andy Stott is largely unexplored territory, but over the last few years Swedish producer Hannes Norrvide has made it his own and now he’s looking to brighten up the place. If previous Lust For Youth releases placed ghostly synth-pop echoes and industrial noise on equal footing, on his second album for the Sacred Bones label – Perfect View, out June 11 – Norrvide lets a few shafts of light in as the emphasis falls on lo-fi interpretations of early rave music and electro, most notably on the title track, balmy instrumental “Barcelona” and ebullient closer “Image”. Fans of the gloomy, industrial stylings found on earlier efforts needn’t worry though: what was once resolutely “coldwave” may now be that little bit warmer, but there’s enough bleak intensity here to give even the most gothically-inclined post-punk the chills. Listen to “Breaking Silence” below.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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