The band’s 2010 follow-up, Odd Blood, was even more focused, a 21st-century Pop record informed by its creators’ melding of experimental sonics and sleek, highly addictive songcraft.
Now comes Fragrant World, which Secretly Canadian will release Aug. 21. The first single, “Henrietta,” finds the band tweaking its approach yet again — the song opens as a frothy, tightly constructed dance track before, halfway through, morphing into a dreamily atmospheric mood piece that lifts the listener into the clouds.
“I’m sure people will say it’s a darker album than the last one,” Wolf Tuton says when asked what we can expect from the new record. “We’re kind of on the same path in terms of creating a new piece stylistically that comes out of different interests, that comes out of different recording technologies, a different level of knowledge and a different approach to production than on our past records.
“On the last record we were trying to fall into a lot of traditional contemporary Pop devices as opposed to our first record. On this record I think we’re still the same band, there’s still a focus on song form, but there are a lot more transitory moments and a lot of sonic experimentation.”
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