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Listen: Braids - "Taste"

05 March 2015, 09:45 | Written by Charlotte Krol

Art-tronica lot Braids have dropped another track ahead of their third album Deep In The Iris, the gorgeous and emotive "Taste".

Braids have always had a certain grandeur about them: an appreciation for detail and majesty. A lot of their tracks sound like they've studied all the angels, nooks and musical hooks yet the trio's writing never sounds forced. Most of Braids' creations are doused in such splendid dreamyness that a stream of consciousness aesthetic is projected despite the assumed studied mechanics beneath.

On "Taste" we hear a perfect balance of this organic writing paired with intricate song construction. "You're exactly what I like/I will give you what you like", singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston breathes on an ascending scale of classic piano chords and frenetic beats. Elsewhere, flowery guitar lines fill the void left between the stoic chords and scuttering rhythms, adding some needed body and colour.

It might be less electronic-focused than some of their previous offerings but "Taste" is no less compelling listen with its delicate, interlocking features. Bravo, Braids, you've made us adore you once again.

Deep In The Iris is out 27 April via Arbutus (pre-order).

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