St. Vincent - Actor Out of Work

Miss Fliss 13/05/2009

Rating: 1/5

The glut of breathy, female solo artists backed by kooky electro indie is wearing ever so thin on my patience now. Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, and so on. So here we have another, disguised under the name of St. Vincent for some reason. This is New York's Annie Clark who's spent her life dreaming up wisps of film score music. I can't imagine any kind of film that Actor Out of Work could soundtrack, with its grating nagging rhythmic grind, spasmic electro sparks, and Kate-Bush-I-will-never-be 'ooh ooh' out-there vocals. Its B-side is a bit more ambient and cinematic, but all round we've got a deathly dull messy mass of music, for want of a better expression.

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