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KIDDEP 10091 | 2017-10-20  
On their aptly-titled final release 'The End', New York-based experimental indie art-rock collective Folding Legs takes a bold sonic detour into the world of luxuriant electronic dance-pop. Where their previous releases - 2014's 'Glorious' and 2013's 'Drown In Light' EPs - were more influenced by alternative artists like Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Radiohead, Sigur Ros and surrealist Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, 'The End' is a much more slinky, sensuous and groove-heavy, electronic dance music statement.

Melding diverse influences from contemporary indie dance and balmy tropical house to hedonistic late 70s disco sleaze, bouncy early-mid 80s synth-pop and rhythmic R&B funk (think Giorgio Moroder, New Order, Spandau Ballet and Depeche Mode meets Midnight Starr, LCD Soundsystem, Gusgus and The Knife), the group creates an intricate and narcotic, atemporal soundtrack drawing on decades of underground club music and subculture while pushing them forward.

Lead singer Katharina Stenbeck's opaque lyrical metaphors and other-worldly, icy-cool vocals soar effortlessly over swathes of dreamy orchestral synth washes, infectious melodies, supple undulating rhythms and thrusting organic/electronic grooves courtesy of bandmates' Greg Henits (synths, bass and backing vocals), Chris Cerny (guitars and synths) and Jesse Richman (drums). The result is a seamless prismatic tapestry that's equally penetrating, energizing and soothing. It's the perfect closing salvo from the now-disbanded quartet that leaves listeners yearning for more.

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