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Anvil New Music for Virtuosos

Call it "yacht-hop," or "grooves to enjoy while staring at the Patrick Nagel lady paintings on your bedroom ceiling." Whatever it is, Andrew Cohn playfully makes indie-hop fodder with the schmaltz of Reagan-era soft rock and Playboy Channel jazz. Cheap thrills abound here: Tracks like "Blood Red Sea" resemble Michael McDonald gone Anticon while "Bun and Run" and "Third Coast Boogie" are fine Scarface-informed takes on disco. There's even a bit of leftfield abstraction on "Outside the Box." New Music is kitsch that is so unfashionable, it‘s bound to unleash a virus upon retrophiles of all sorts.

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