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Robinn

Multiphonia

(Compost; US: 29 Oct 2013; UK: 14 Oct 2013)

Robinn isn’t exactly breaking boundaries on his debut album, Multiphonia. In fact, the London-based Frenchman deals in smoky, introspective, brooding electronic music that recalls King Midas Sound or Massive Attack. But he adds enough broken beats and dubstep-inspired touches to keep things fresh enough. Nathaniel Pearn, who himself records under then name Natural Self, adds his agreeably weary crooning to six tracks including the modulating, almost somnambulant highlight “All That Will Remain”. Music for late, late nights and the mornings after.

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John Bergstrom has been writing various reviews and features for PopMatters since 2004. He has been a music fanatic at least since he and a couple friends put together The Rock Group Dictionary in third grade (although he now admits that giving Pat Benatar the title of "first good female rocker" was probably a mistake). He has done freelance writing for Trouser Pressonline, Milwaukee's Shepherd Express, and the late Milk magazine and website. He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two kids, both of whom are very good dancers.


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