UtopiaXO, and their first album, The Light, is the most perfect manifestation of that magical English summer vibe. It’s like Brian Eno’s understated but powerful musical statements met the intellectual prowess of Philip Glass, the pagan overtones of Goldfrapp, the poetic melodic genius of Elgar, the early idealistic convictions of Mike Oldfield, along with the English eccentric nature of the early Pink Floyd and the organic electronica of The Future Sound of London. It’s the perfect electronica, ambient & new age album all wrapped into one without that weak non-existent musical voice that much ambient music possess. It’s the most exciting thing to happen within the genre for the last decade.
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