ALBUM REVIEW: Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer

DAN DEACON ... Gliss Riffer (Domino)
DAN DEACON ... Gliss Riffer (Domino)

BALTIMORE’S Dan Deacon has been making absorbing, multi-layered electronica for more than a decade, all while pursuing his penchant for sunny and increasingly accessible pop hooks.

Epitomising this aesthetic, Feel The Lightning is a blissfully melodious opener, while the spliced-up techno of Meme Generator resembles a bubblier Boards Of Canada.

Even better, Learning To Relax is a vivid jam whose urgency is in equal parts euphoric and invigorating.

If you’re after a radiant record to drag you through to spring, you’ll find few candidates more suitable than Gliss Riffer. 7/10. AW