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Manitoba Up In Flames

The cover art of Up in Flames features photos skewed through some hypercolor lens, staining all with a dense, polychrome psychedelic glow. It's perfect for Dan Snaith's second folktronic album, a shambling, delicately dazzling mess that sets off gorgeous pyrotechnics throughout. "Skunks"'s pastoral, fat twanging beat fills out with sizzling walls of ambience and a flittering, free-skronking horn. "Hendrix with Ko" launches skywards with a Beach Boys ode, sunny harp and a big break, full of yellow gold rays bending at impossible angles, and ending with the super-catchiest rollicking handclap outro. For dizzying spirals you can ooh and aaah to, this album stuns and stuns again. Blaze on.

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