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Texas Platters

Reviewed by Rachel Rascoe, August 24, 2018, Music

Equipped with a CV of sideman duties for Okkervil River, White Denim, and Polyphonic Spree, multi-instrumentalist Mike St. Clair steps into his own experimental universe as Pocket Sounds. Layers of horn and synth escort the genre-swaying composer's tranquil vox, striking in a careful, unhurried elocution. Propelled by a drum-machine heartbeat ("7&O") and looping folk echo ("You Are Not Alone"), the jazz-trained local shapes electronic sonics to leave an organic impression.


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