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Liima and ii from 4AD: letters and numbers all over the place from this post rock combo - The Audiophile Man
Title: ii Label: 4AD Pressed on a green disc, so bright you could nail it to your bike and use it as a road safety accessory, Liima is occupied by Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Efterklang plus Tatu Rönkkö a Finnish percussionist who is a good chum of the band and has played live with them on occasion. So we are looking at post rock-like vibes here but with the Efterklang twist so we should expect an almost americana or alt.folk edge to their work? You know, this album reminds of of something or someone. I found it difficult to pin down and it took a while and then I remembered. This album sounds exactly like those new wave/post punk albums that appeared around the mid-80s but the type that craved to retain the street cred elements of the new wave/post punk but then attached a pop-type gloss over the top to attempt to secure pop success and enough money for the group to buy a Porsche, big house and a new TV each with enough change for a pie and chips at the local eatery. Now, I’m not suggesting that this album, which is mastered nicely, …