Atlas Sound

Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel (Kranky)

Atlas Sound electronic Deerhunter

The debut solo album by Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox travels the same electro-experimental path he often traverses with his full-time band. But where Deerhunter occasionally dips into the indie-rock pool, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel is a head-on exploration of the many sounds Cox finds lying around his studio. The otherworldly opener "A Ghost Story" samples a seven-year-old boy reciting a tale in 1983, a recording Cox picked up on the Freesound Project website. Then things get weird. Pulled along by wisps of electronic bursts and snatches of rattles and hums, Blind's music collages ride a current of laptop-generated noises that don't really settle into grooves, so much as they just sort of peacefully drift away from them.

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