Alas, finally out in the USA, Laika's third full-length release and one of my favorite full-lengthers of the year.
Good Looking Blues collects 12 songsMargaret and Guy have been pulling together since 1998's "Sounds of theSatellites." More intense than anything they've released, this albumleaves the ambient subtlety of the last album in the dust. The spaceyechoey keyboards are still here, but this time a full band backs thegroup up with rich rhythms and organic percussion. Organic instrumentsjumping into the mix this time around include trumpet, bass clarinet,congas, turntables, flute and tamborine. Martha's voice never getsburied in an incredible production job pulled together from sessions athome and in various studios. The band should be touring this fall,don't miss it!