NZCA Lines - 'Infinite Summer'

8/10

While producer and songwriter Michael Lovett has been working under his NZCA Lines pseudonym for many years, this new release is the first time we have seen him adopt a theme to his music. Working under the idea of a futuristic world where humanity is about to end, 'Infinite Summer' aims to combine that feeling of impending doom with a one-last-party attitude, giving it a morbid yet extremely fun feel.

Most people would know the name Michael Lovett from his work with Metronomy, and it is that connection that best describes the sound of this latest release. An extremely self-aware producer looking to create a cohesive piece of electro-pop with all the flair and ambition you would expect. The album has this wonderful ability to branch out from itself at times and makes for a very diverse sound, all bridged together under its own concept.

It is most certainly one of the finest records we have had the joy of listening to so far this year, and while that may not sound like much of an accolade, it is not easy making the cold weather sound like a beach party. But somehow Lovett has brought a large ray of sunshine into these winter months.

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