The Electric Cinema - Heat Exchange
Emily Tartanella 00/00/0000
All together unnerving, this single from the Electric Cinema opens with electronic disco and closes with claustrophobic folk. Mesmerizing. “Heat Exchange” is lowly seductive, undercut with a strong bass beat and heavy techno influences - but the key is the melancholy, repressed cry of lead singer Dan, which helps to ground the space-age sounds into some form of reality.
In stark contrast, “It's Fire We Crave the Most” is a lightly strum acoustic number, like The Lightning Seeds stripped of all style. It's darkly hypnotizing - like a stroll in the park at midnight. Just don't turn your back on them.