Today we review Uncanney Valley, the first album in 12 years from seasoned band The Dismemberment Plan. The 10-song LP was released on October 15th on Partisan Records. It is a well crafted record that displays a variety of creativity and skills, but might not quite offer the same level of energy and exuberance in their past releases.
Emily Wells is known as a talented multi-tasking multi-instrumentalist, exercising an acrobatic array of electronics in her live performance. For her latest release, she has shed the protective wall of gadgets and sounds and picked up only an acoustic guitar to reimagine the songs from her 2012 debut. The translation is flawless, and reveals a new perspective on these compositions, which easily hold their own with the stripped-down approach.