1st full-length release since 2000's Museum of Imaginary Animals, Dark Island represents a further honing of Pram 's skewed musical perspective. Pervading all is a sleaziness; a dark underbelly captured by drunken clarinet, brazen horn &sinister strings. Combining breezy pop w/ hints of malevolence in an atmosphere of dreamlike suspended animation, Dark Island mesmerizes. Pram's perfect pop sensibility & their constant attention to looping percussion, perfectly structured soundscapes & Rosie Cuckston's gently mournful vocal melodies render this their most satisfying & hauntingly beautiful album yet.
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