How To Dress Well – & It Was U

September 25, 2012

Tension-and-release is a foundational element of all music, and Tom Krell uses the mechanism with such a delicate and deliberate touch, building sonic dams and then slowly poking holes in the walls, allowing the sweet spillage to flow where it may. “& It was U” finds Krell taking a brave generic leap toward a more accessible pop sound that feels like a strange amalgamation of his more ambient, ethereal work and straight homage to some of his R&B influences.


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