Disconnect From Desire
Label: Vagrant Records (US)/Ghostly International
Disconnect From Desire sounds like it was recorded in either a church filled with synths or a goth club haunted by the ghost of Siouxsie and the Banshees. The band's sophomore album is not a great departure from its first, though the tracks here are slightly more polished. "Heart Is Strange" has the flirty fun of a Goldfrapp song, while tracks like "I L U" and "Camarilla" have all the elements of a Cocteau Twin dream. The hypnotic coos of identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza are nothing but transfixing, as cool to the touch as Benjamin Curtis' dark, jittery guitar and synths.