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Zaba – Glass Animals

The debut from Oxford quartet, Glass Animals, is a sultry mix of down-tempo electronica that’s beautifully ambient, yet mindfully calculated. Zaba, inspired by scenes from The African Queen and Heart Of Darkness, paints landscapes of worlds where humans and nature have clashed.

Pools is a subtropical delight featuring warm vocals and rhapsodic percussion. It stands out from the rest of the tracks with the almost child-like wonder it exudes.

Gooey, the first single from the album is murky, sparse and seductive – the perfect mesh of R&B and pop.

Zaba is an extremely well-crafted record that showcases clever song-writing with intricate beats and a shimmering aesthetic. (SY)

**** /5

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