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PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD Atlas Sound’s Walkabout MP3
WE GIVE IT: 17/20
Atlas Sound’s Bradford Cox (Deerhunter) decided to release Logos, a year after its premature, accidental leak. The album is a step in a new direction for Atlas Sound, as it’s far more diverse in influence, yet still maintains the essence of Cox’s song-writing. Starting slow, Logos suddenly shifts into a 1960s-sampled riff, complemented by Noah Lennox (Panda Bear, Animal Collective) in “Walkabout”. The surprisingly upbeat feeling continues through to the effects-laden acoustic “Shelia,” while Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) also lends her vocals to the short, “Quick Canal.” Overall, Logos is an engaging album, gripping in its energy and infectious in its enthusiasm.
Check our full review in the latest issue of 20 Watts!
— Ryan McManus