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Leak of the Week 1: School of Seven Bells – Alpinisms by Tuan Le

Last night, the much-awaited School of Seven Bells LP, Alpinisms, from former Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza of On! Air! Library! leaked on to the internet!  A hypnotic mix of shoegaze, dream-pop and electronic, SVIIB should satisfy those interested in Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and M83, with whom SVIIB are touring with this November.  Standout tracks include “Face to Face on High Places,” “Connjur” and “Chain.”   The voices of the Deheza twins are simply magical, and the intricacies of each song create a full, strong sound that is undeniably breathtaking.

This could be my favorite album so far in 2008.

Alpinisms is due legally through Ghostly International on October 28, 2008.

– Tuan Le

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