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Rhye, Woman
(Universal Records)

03/14/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



3/14/2013 -  You may (or more probably may not) have noticed my near-complete lack of Air references in this space over the years, and there’s a simple reason for that: I couldn’t care less about their shiny chintzy techno-baubles. Rhye, a Canadian/Dane laptop-chill duo, are a good excuse to reference Air, but in a more-or-less positive way, as their tunes are substantive enough that they’ve gotten some gab-time on NPR, and the hipsters are enthralled (though probably not so much by the built-for-Massengill-commercials music but the fact that singer Mike Milosh is a guy, not a girl). All of this is lazy bedroom-hair stuff Krazy-Glue-ing soul to softcore soundtrack puttering, which is boneheadedly sexy in its Marvin Gaye-ish way, but nothing much happens in the way of release, hook, or even buildup really. For simple background it’s OK: “Open” sounds like Dido making googly-eyes at Arcade Fire; single-hopeful “The Fall” offers a slow-cooked trip-hopping dub-soul loop under an El Perro del Mar vocal idea. Before anyone else says it, allow me: “androgynous version of Moby.” B+ 






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