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Braids - Euphoric Recall - LP

Braids - Euphoric Recall - LP

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Over the past decade, Montreal's Braids - musicians Taylor Smith, Raphaelle Standell-Preston, and Austin Tufts - have devoted themselves to exploring their art, together, making for one of the more daring and fluid catalogues in contemporary experimental pop. JUNO Award winners and twice-shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, Braids see their story as a series of actions and reactions, a collective expression that swings like a pendulum between process-driven precision and open-hearted freeness.

For their fifth full-length, "Euphoric Recall", the band embraced the latter, intuitively pursuing the playful joy and spontaneity they'd been craving in the absence of live performances - the "kinetic and exciting" (The New York Times) energy that's become their superpower across over 500 shows played worldwide.

Organic and electronic elements weave in and out, shading a rich universe without crowding it. Self-produced and for the first time composing and arranging string parts, the band welcomed the guiding flourishes of an ensemble on cello, viola, and violins. The sound is lush and sprawling yet captured with in-the-room clarity; it grooves viscerally, freer, and wholly anew.

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