Grimes – ‘Geidi Primes’ – Album review

https://thomasaward.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/geidiprimescover1.png?w=297Originally published: NME

Despite the esoteric veneer of this bedroom-born debut, Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has packed ‘Geidi Primes’ with enough ideas to make for an instantly accessible and intimate listen. Blending genres like paints on a palette, the Montreal-based artist’s chameleonic approach sees her switch between oriental pop (‘Sardaukar Levenbrech’), chillwave (‘Zoal, Face Dancer’), and post-rock (‘Venus In Fleurs’) with attentive ease. But it’s tracks like ‘Feyd Rautha Dark Heart’ and ‘Avi’, where the 22-year-old cavorts in a similarly darker and beat-driven vein to Zola Jesus and Austra, that Grimes’ celestial vocal and her ear for a hook really draws you in.

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