Places To Visit
A nice six-song EP of gentle songs that show off Sarah Cracknell’s silky voice in the middle of dream-like backgrounds. A guest appearance from Sean O’Hagan (High Llamas, Stereolab) helps land the boat of Places To Visit squarely on the shore of modern analog synth pop. It’s over before you know it, but you can always play it again.
Sub Pop Records, 1932 First Ave., Suite 1103, Seattle, WA 98101; http://www.subpop.com