Published Aug 15, 2014In the five years between Music Go Music's debut and Impressions, their sophomore LP, the L.A. trio found themselves engaged in a number of musical projects, some fruitful (releasing the third album by their doppelganger group Bodies of Water, developing a sci-fi musical) and others disastrous (writing music to a cancelled German TV show and for a film that later proved to be some sort of befuddling scam). But for all the adventures Music Go Music have experienced, the music on Impressions hasn't changed one iota.
2009's Expressions was part musical experiment, part labour of love, and Impressions finds the trio refusing to move past those novel intentions. Tracks like "Love is All I Can Hear," "Never Get Over You" and "Shine Down Forever" are blessed with crystalline melodies and crisp production qualities, but much of the album seems to lack the quirkiness, sexuality or danger that made '70s disco so alluring. On Impressions, Music Go Music have created a recreation of a bygone era with none of its character. (Secretly Canadian)