The Notwist – Close to the Glass

Released in 2002 and now remembered by a dwindling subset of graybeards as a classic, The Notwist’s Neon Golden served as an urtext for the kind of emotional, pensive electronica-with-an-indie-heart that would be codified by The Postal Service just a year later. More than a historical landmark, Neon Golden is a still-fresh blend of electronic snaps and beeps mixed with plucked strings and disaffected vocals, all set at a molasses pace. The Notwist’s eighth record and Sub Pop debut, Close to the Glass, finds the band returning to territory reminiscent of Neon Golden. The glacial pace and gentle vocals remain, as does the unique mix of electronic landscape and live instrumentation.

Release Date
February 25, 2014
Sub Pop
digital, vinyl, cd
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