“Explode” by The Gift

May 27. 2011 | By Jamie Lynn

The Gift
[La Folie]

2011 is the year of Explode! So says the Portuguese band The Gift, of their sixth album releasing this summer, five years after their last album Facil de Entender in 2006. The sound label given to this band is alternative/electronic/folky/pop/rock and they do their very best to achieve all those genres throughout the 11 tracks that make up Explode. Hell, they cover all those bases on the 12 minute track “Singles” as the song swoops nicely from upbeat pop-rock to a quiet melody, emphasizing the deceptively simple lyrics. A track sung in all Portuguese, “Primavera” is practically a template for how to properly use a synthesizer. If you’re a fan of difficult to categorize music, such as Bjork or Sigur Ros, then this is right up your alley.

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