CD Review: Voluspa

Thanks to Urban Outfitters, The Golden Filter is already on just about every hipster’s iPod. The dreamlike, catchy single “Solid Gold” well represents the electronic duo’s debut album, Voluspa. As a whole, the album is a well-balanced collection of sultry, low-fi disco.

The Golden Filter

Voluspa

Brille

Rating: 4

Thanks to Urban Outfitters, The Golden Filter is already on just about every hipster’s iPod.

The dreamlike, catchy single “Solid Gold” well represents the electronic duo’s debut album, Voluspa. As a whole, the album is a well-balanced collection of sultry, low-fi disco.

“Dance Around the Fire” starts out the album with a slow and graceful build up to an ominous crescendo of synth and classical string instruments. Similarly dreamlike and enchanting electropop numbers follow, melding into one another to create a remarkably cohesive debut.

Voluspa typically balances infectious, haunting melodies with well-produced beats to produce ambient feelings of fantasy-like mystery. However, a few later tracks rely perhaps a bit too much on the female lead singer’s breathy crooning to sound fresh.

Give these tracks a listen: “Dance Around the Fire,” “Look Me In The Eye”

For fans of: Glass Candy, Goldfrapp

– Janelle Bitker