MSTRKRFT: The Looks

On first listen, you might be surprised to learn that these eight slabs of fat, thumping, metronomic tunes are the product of one half of Death From Above 1979, a feted bass-and-drums duo who specialised in cutting to the quick and creating noise-rock of

On first listen, you might be surprised to learn that these eight slabs of fat, thumping, metronomic tunes are the product of one half of Death From Above 1979, a feted bass-and-drums duo who specialised in cutting to the quick and creating noise-rock of stampede-like proportions.

But MSTRKRFT's Jesse F Keeler has kept DFA1979's central tenet for his latest project: just get people moving.

The Looks is uncomplicated, uncompromising and intense dance music, concentrating on beats and looped riffs; vocals treated very much as dressing.

Album closer Neon Knights is nothing short of modern-day conscription to the dancefloor, proving MSTRKRFT's talent as lean, mean dance machines. 4/5


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