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Desormais Iambrokenandremadeiambroken

If looking for tangible clues regarding Mitchell Akiyama and Joshua Treble's duo Desormais, their name may not be the place to investigate. Translated from French as henceforth," Iambroken likewise urges you to come to your own conclusions, using ambiguity as a convincing instrument of suspense. Deconstructed guitars sprawl across the album's length, evoking Fennesz, My Bloody Valentine and Oval. Among other things, however, appearances from A Silver Mount Zion's cellist Becky Foon and Hanged Up's drummer Eric Craven throw in enough sonic variation to keep the album a safe distance from either formula or mere mimicry. In a word: remote. And proud of it.

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