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Grace Ives ~ FADER GEN F FEATURE
 
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“The instrumentation is brutally bare — just Ives and an MC-505 Roland that she procured after researching the gear that electro-pop iconoclast M.I.A. started out with — but her songs possess a hair-raising level of lush tactileness, recalling a less arch version of gonzo kindred spirit John Maus' synthetic style as well as West Coast duo the Blow. The songs on 2nd rarely make it past the two-minute mark, each track a miniature snowglobe of zippy electronics revolving around Ives' affecting, head-in-the-clouds singing voice.”

-Larry Fitzmaurice for THE FADER

 
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