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little dragon rename new album
August 11, 2009, 10:02 am
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110809_littledragonMachine Dreams out on August 31st

Fresh off the back of supporting TV On The Radio in the US, Swedish anomalies Little Dragon are finally gearing up to release their long-awaited second album, now titled Machine Dreams rather than the somewhat austere original name of Berlinmaster. Recorded back home in Gothenburg, the album pushes a much more electronic sound than 2007’s Little Dragon, though the foundation elements of organic pop and singer Yukimi’s sultry jazz inflections are still in effect. “These days, humans seem more and more like machines, and as technology evolves, machines feel more human and it becomes fuzzy and beautiful and science fiction-ish. We feel dependent on our machines to create and live, and their sounds reflect us,” explains Yukimi about the heavier presence of synths, which occur in many guises from spacey atmospherics to more widescreen pop stabs. The album’s gentler moments like ‘Fortune’ and ‘Feather’ provide a dreamy contrast to songs like ‘Looking Glass’ and ‘My Step’, both of which parade a 1980s influence that could make them ideal for an assault on the charts.

Machine Dreams is released on August 31st through Peacefrog Records. There are no UK tour dates currently scheduled.

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Machine Dreams
01 A New
02 Looking Glass
03 My Step
04 Feather
05 Thunder Love
06 Never Never
07 Runabout
08 Swimming
09 Blinking Pigs
10 Come Home
11 Fortune

Alan Pedder


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