The Proper Ornaments — 6 Lenins
(Tapete TR432, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2019-07-02
6 Lenins is the third release by the London jangle pop group The Proper Ornaments. I was a little thrown off by the disturbing cover art that looks like an execution, as the image does not communicate the dreamy and pleasant psych pop music coming from your speakers. The album highlights are the trippy “Please Release Me” with its Byrds vibe, the title track that is similar to the Softhearted Scientists, and the album closer “In the Garden” that has a hypnotic motorik Krautrock feel. I also noted a resemblance to Wire’s “Outdoor Miner” on “Crepuscular Child” and a bit of R’n’B on “Can’t Even Choose Your Name.” 6 Lenins is a very enjoyable album and great for reflecting on life.
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