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When Saints Go Machine, Konkylie, !K7

This Danish quartet mines a lot of the quirky synth-pop moves that have become de rigueur for Scandinavian artists— minimalist beats, coldly Kraftwerkian effects, and elasticized vocals— but they do it with a compositional flair that recalls Brit trance and trip-hop mainstays like Massive Attack, Way Out West, and Zero 7.
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This Danish quartet mines a lot of the quirky synth-pop moves that have become de rigueur for Scandinavian artists— minimalist beats, coldly Kraftwerkian effects, and elasticized vocals— but they do it with a compositional flair that recalls Brit trance and trip-hop mainstays like Massive Attack, Way Out West, and Zero 7. This isn’t to say that Konkylie (literally, “conch shell”) sounds unoriginal; the jittery textures of “Parix” and the sci-fi tribal pulse of “Jets,” for starters, help bend Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild’s already otherworldly voice into even more unusual and alien shapes.