Limits Of Desire (LP)


Small Black

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Amoeba Review

05/13/2013

Small Black’s lush Limits of Desire proves there’s more to the Brooklyn band than the limiting chillwave genre would suggest. Much as chums and genre-mates Washed Out and Toro y Moi did with their sophomore albums, Limits of Desire finds them significantly upping the ante, coming across like vintage U2 after taking muscle relaxers on opener “Free at Dawn,” with all of the epic melodicism and none of the melodrama that that implies. “Canoe” is brilliantly catchy with a high cooed melody and battling synths, bearing some resemblance to M83 but, you know, chilled out. “No Stranger” introduces a light dance beat, pushing the vocals further toward the front of the mix and giving Small Black one of their best singles yet. The reason it works is that while a song like “Sophie” might be your perfect poolside jam for the summer, it doesn’t aim to be just that. Particularly in the way “Sophie’s” romantic sophistication dissolves into whispered nothings that lead into the danceable “Breathless,” Small Black have a knack for elegant pacing and delivering the jams, while making it all sound effortless. Limits of Love is putting in an early bid for the perfect summery pop album of 2013.

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Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Free at Dawn
Small Black 04:09
2.
Canoe
Small Black 03:17
3.
No Stranger
Small Black 04:32
4.
Sophie
Small Black 04:36
5.
Breathless
Small Black 03:46


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Proper Spirit
Small Black 04:12
2.
Only a Sahdow
Small Black 04:49
3.
Limits of Desire
Small Black 03:55
4.
Shook Loves
Small Black 04:48
5.
Outskirts
Small Black 06:02

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