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vessellp18.jpg Vessel

Queen of Golden Dogs (Tri Angle Records)

Vessel have pushed, pulled and cajoled electronica into some very interesting shapes over a couple of albums and for their third they’ve went out even further on that particular limb. It appears to reference everything from experimental 20thcentury classical sounds to the outer reaches of Krautrock to modern soundtrack albums (of the arthouse variety) but the one constant throughout is its sense of drama. Oh man! This really reaches right to the back of the stalls. It’s utterly operatic in scope – in turns joyous or else weighted down with grief – and feels like a real statement of intent.