Album review: Last Night You Saw This Band - Minuit

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 20/01/2013
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Last Night You Saw This Band - Minuit

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LAST NIGHT YOU SAW THIS BAND
Minuit
(Rhythmethod)

For the best part of a decade, Ruth Carr, Paul Dodge and Ryan Beehre have taken their hyper-rhythmic blend of electronica and kookie lyrics from Nelson to the world.

For their fourth studio album, the trio have brought the world back to Nelson.

Carr's stylized delivery has never swooped from Bjorkish peculiarity to indie pop Sister Bliss staccato to such great effect while the backing beats range from dark dubstep to pagan beach festivals (with the odd nod to the homegrown funky horns so beloved of NZ dance).

Although there's no doubt Minuit's European adventures have given them greater range, the end product seems perfectly pitched for long hot Kiwi summer parties - certainly the album's brief timeframe sounds like a studio rehearsal for a much longer and more ecstatic live performance.

An altogether wonderfully uplifting way to greet the new year.

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