27 February 2009

Live: Elmore Judd, Bristol Academy, 26.02.09

Any band that even contemplates the risky business of covering Can is alright by our book, so for Elmore Judd to tease ‘Vitamin C’ into a Teutonic tryst between lovers in a David Lynch film noir set on the first spaceship to leave earth is oh-so-welcome. Up there with Fujiya & Miyagi and Jamie Lidell when it comes to stamping their names on offbeat genres, nonchalantly cool keyboardist Jesse Hackett croons like Alexis Taylor blowing Prince geometric kisses, the band perverting African coconut-tapped rhythms with no-wave New York bass and bent synths that glide like smoke trails from illicit substances across an inter-planetary Serengeti. 

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