Speechless, Deco Child.

Speechless, Deco Child.

Stupefied silence. It’s a debilitation few records are in any way capable of incurring, though it’s precisely what we’re presented with as Deco Child returns with the sweeping grandiosity of Skinless Pt. 1. It’s another step in an altogether more accomplished direction for Ninja Tune signee Alex Lloyd, who here builds a whirring blizzard of raw emotivity about a powder-soft pianistic solemnity evocative of Martin Grech’s Open Heart Zoo. A typically ethereal and distant vocal inevitably features, as do scrupulously honed bloops and incongruous handclaps somehow in keeping with the rapture this one instils within for it instantly gets right beneath the dermis, burrowing for warmth. Though its perhaps most striking feature? That the best is yet to come in the form of its second half…

Deco Child’s Skinless EP is released May 13th via Ninja Tune.

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