Homespun: Glow, Winter

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In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Glow's Winter. He had this to say about the band, which is celebrating Winter's release with a show tonight at 8 p.m. tonight at the Lucas School House.

Like their '80s male/female synth-pop duo forebears Yaz and Everything but the Girl, keyboardist/programmer Brian Beracha and vocalist Brooke Edwards of Glow meld the austerity of electronic music with the warmth of the human voice. Most of these eleven tracks are open-ended and amorphous, though many, like the wonderful "When the Rain Came," use the slow tempo to build toward something more grandiose. The propulsive drum-machine beats get pushed forward on "Be There," a song that vacillates between downtempo verses and energetic choruses. The next track, "Decembering," keeps the techno vibe alive with deep, squelchy bass notes and skittering, scattered percussion as Edwards' voice floats high above the glitches.

Read the rest here, and listen to a couple of MP3s below.

MP3: Glow, "Cold"

MP3: Glow, "When the Rain Came"

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