New Music: Tomorrow’s World – So Long, My Love/Inside

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Tomorrow’s World is the new pairing of Jean-Benoit Dunckel of Air and London-based singer and musician Lou Hayter. The first song ‘So Long, My Love’ is a mixture of ghostly oohs and electronic beats. As such, it’s entirely synthetic with a repetitive beat which becomes a little tedious in a five minute song. Occasional electronic noise venture on tormenting- particularly sections in between verses sounding like the torture methods endured Jim Prideaux in ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy’. ‘Inside’ is more of an indie slow dance song with its soothing vocals and peaceful music. The harmonies on this contrast gentle with bordering on Siouxsie Sioux like- quite bizarre but ultimately cool. Harps may provide a more angelic feel to the song but they don’t fit well with the electronica. The deep electronica section at 3.30 is absolutely perfect apart from Jean’s lovely, dreamy voice is distorted. Both songs are too long and fizzle out at the end. The duo have all the right components especially Jean’s voice but the electronic music is not complementary- so close and yet so far.

12” available from September 26th from The Vinyl Factory: http://www.vfeditions.com/product/view/65

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Tomorrow’s World October US Dates:

11.10 – L.A., El Rey Ooh La L.A Festival                               
12.10 – San Francisco, Rickshaw stop
13.10 – Washington, French Institute                     
16.10 – Montreal, Sat                           
17.10 – NYC, Highline Ballroom – CMJ
18.10 – NYC, Baron, “Encore!” Sessions – CMJ