Tuesday, February 10, 2009
EP du Jour
Hot Chip with Robert Wyatt and Geese (DFA/EMI): In the Year of the Autotune, an EP of fragile songs made more delicate and emotional by layers of Robert Wyatt's voice seems miraculous and absurdly retro. But Wyatt remains aesthetically contemporary (or maybe just outside time) and his fragile whistling, his melancholy cornet and ghostly held notes make these fundamentally electric songs warm and personal. And when he wants to screw with his voice, the hell with AutoTune - he opts for a jaw's harp.