Ultraísta could so easily have been yet another post-dubstep decent-but-disposable record. Instead the trio have managed to create something that genuinely impresses and surprises.
Every piece of Joey Waronker’s percussion sounds calculated and tweaked before the rest even sets off, while newfound vocalist Laura Bettinson remains grounded lyrically throughout.
The group's clearly more concerned with making great sounds and creating a distinctive vibe than they are with making lasting statements.
It's a wallflower of an album, pretty, nice, but lacking the inspiration needed to lift it beyond the mundane.
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