Thursday, October 2, 2008

Leila - Blood, Looms and Blooms

We came across this yesterday while skimming the Hot Sheets...Pitchfork reviewed Leila's June 30 release, Blood, Looms and Blooms (Warp Records,) giving the album the seemingly elusive 8.0 rating. Pretty intense cover art too, right? The first few sentences of the review really caught our eye:
" When Warp signed the London-based Iranian DJ, musician, and producer Leila Arab to their already impressive roster, it was a smart choice for a label that has always successfully supported progressive electronic music with pop sensibilities. Leila's third album, Blood, Looms and Blooms, fits this theme well while retaining an individuality that sets it apart from its

We checked it out and well, it's pretty crazy. There are some M.I.A-esque, pop-infused tunes that are very accessible, while the rest of the album tends to be hit or miss -- but still very interesting and worth a listen. Check out the eclectic mix of tunes from "Little Acorns," to "Deflect" to "Daisies, Cats and Spacemen."

After the jump.

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