One Little Plane - Until

Soothingly ghostly vocals and mild instrumentation gives the whole album almost the feel of an immediately close field recording

Album Review by Ali Maloney | 23 Jun 2008
  • One Little Plane
Album title: Until
Artist: One Little Plane
Label: Text
Release date: 30 Jun

The woman behind One Little Plane, Kathryn Bint, cut her teeth working with Four Tet and Caribou, and they both seem like perfect reference points for this LP, both in terms of compatibility and influence. Especially Caribou, whose soul stirring altered-pop is very much a point of reference on Until, albeit without the electro-glitch jiggery pokery. Bint's voice is delicate and frail yet wise and laden with heavy imagery, which suits and elevates the album's gently wistful, dust-kicking psychedelia perfectly; a special highlight is the moonlit porch ethereal sing-a-long multi-tracked vocals of Lotus Flower. Throughout, however sublime Bint's playing and songwriting are, Four Tet's Keiran Hebden's production is such an intrinsic part of the album's sound that he almost becomes the second member of One Little Plane: soothingly ghostly vocals and mild instrumentation gives the whole album almost the feel of an immediately close field recording. [Ali Maloney]

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