Original Colors - THRILL JOCKEY
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Jon Pruett on October 20, 2011
High Places’ first releases were complex-as-clockwork fits of ingenuity filed into four-minute segments. Over time, the sound has become more syncopated and murky—but almost commercially viable. “The Pull” is practically Feist-like, save for the jittery bass pulses and wayward laser-guided synths. Other tracks feature insanely detailed dub experiments but in a way that keeps things streamlined and eerie (“Morning Ritual”). Living a dead-eyed disco dream somewhere between Nite Jewel and Chromatics, this new incarnation is dark, weird and basically awesome.