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Rainbow Arabia
Boys and Diamonds - Kompakt
FILTER Grade: 80%

By Bernardo Rondeau on April 12, 2011

 

Rainbow Arabia

Rainbow Arabia may seem an unlikely signing to Kompakt, but given the label’s appetite for all manner of dance and, particularly, its newfound taste for the garish and maximal, it’s no wonder it gravitated towards this globalist blend of puckish synths, Middle Eastern modalities and gleeful polyrhythms. Tiffany Preston impishly tries on accents for her FX-thinned vocals, Jamaican brogue here or a lot of Karin Dreijer Andersson wailing there, but it’s the omni-directional whirl and clashing textures that consume the most.

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