Ones and Sixes
Label: Sub Pop Records
Low's 11th studio album fades in with a brittle electronic pulse and fades out on a crawling, glazed, resurrection-craving prayer called "DJ". In between it explores the band's usual spare, ghostly territory, stringing the anxious "Kid in the Corner" along on a spidery bassline and spinning an airy confection of creamy guitar and Beach Boys harmonies on "No End." The synthetic clicks and purrs that mark time in languid soundscapes like "Into You" bring the album closer to the electrified drama of 2007's Drums And Guns than to 2013's fluttering, acoustic The Invisible Way.