Disclosure's new album is unfailingly light—tracks stick to pop radio lengths, and a series of graceful, pleasant singers contribute vocals. But Jon Hopkins pushes the duo's song with Lorde towards something darker and more menacing. There's a nasty buzzing underneath the beat, which now stretches close to seven minutes. The vocals mostly disappear; all the action is in the pounding, armor-plated synthesizers. Listen above.
November 24, 2015