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Nostalgia for the 80s really has taken over the music world recently and Cut Copy’s new record Haiku From Zero continues down this path. That is not to say the record isn’t original or innovative, Cut Copy have managed to infuse that retro sound with a new twist.

Throughout the nine track offering the listener is greeted with a mix of new wave, disco and 80s synth rhythms as the foundations. Built upon this solid foundation are compelling lyrical compositions which traverse a wide range of topics and emotions.

Whilst musically Haiku From Zero has an uplifting pop sound there is a deep seeded grim, catastrophic subtext which is only fully discovered upon deep, focused listening.

★★★