It’s been 3 years since the English-spellbound foursome that makes up Ladytron released an album of new material. Fortunately for us the time away didn’t blind them from a new era in music marketing. On Tuesday the band has released their fifth EP ‘Gravity The Seducer‘ on Soundcloud for us to devour at no cost.
The album certainly exerts the same 12-bar remnants that solidified their first album ‘604‘ however the product is less reliant on hooks or the electro-catch appeal of tracks like “Seventeen” and “Playgirl.” Instead Ladytron rotates through a network of dark rhythms, pop-passe and arcane atmospheric excursions to deliver an EP that’s grim, poppy and relentlessly spacial. Lyrics are predictably doused in heartache and the occult while sparse beat progressions anchor the album from getting too obscure. Lengthy in it’s delivery I think fans may take awhile to find the charm in ‘Gravity.’
The tracklisting for ‘Gravity The Seducer‘ is as follows:
‘Ace Of Hz’
Ladytron – Gravity The Seducer