Most upbeat of the two is 'Electric Tongues' which takes a strong melody and backs it with similar atmospherics and majestic touches to some of Mercury Rev's later work. It's drone-rock tidied up to allow it to gradually escalate to a powerful finale. It's rare that the most lively of two tracks that share top billing comes of second best, but in this instance, good work though it is, 'Electric Tongues' pales slightly in comparison to the mellower and more dreamy 'Erman Gou'. Part Beatles, part Flaming Lips, this song has a fantastical chorus that feels otherworldly, as though it's about to float of up into the clouds. When it reaches the end you realise that that's exactly what it has done. Let's hope some more of the UK press catch on and give these guys the coverage they deserve.
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