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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sisterworld

Posted on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Sisterworld
Composer: Liars
Label: Mute
Release Date: 2010-03-24
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Length: LP
Format: Album
Genre: Recording

Look no further than Sisterworld’s opening track, “Scissor,” to hear Liars’ influences. The ethereal beginning may echo Liars’ 2006 masterwork, Drum’s Not Dead, but the vocals sound like TV on the Radio. Just as you’re growing comfortable with the meandering synth line, the band shifts course again on “No Barrier Fun,” with the angular post-punk fuzz that punctuated its early work. The trio instills an inescapable sense of impending doom throughout Sisterworld: disorienting guitar and bass (“Here Comes All the People”), storming synth blasts (“Scarecrows on a Killer Slant”), and cascading drums (“Drop Dead”). Songs such as “The Overachievers” and “Proud Evolution” explore territory that the band has already mined — with much better results — while “Goodnight Everything” is another pretty good TV on the Radio impression. But just when you think Liars are content fusing past glories, they come up with exquisite closer “Too Much, Too Much,” in which the interplay between Angus Andrew’s measured vocals and the wandering synthesizer and bass is alchemical. Liars achieves something new on Sisterworld: pure aural bliss. — Jeremy Willets

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