Review: Serpentwithfeet's Electronic-Gospel-R&B LP 'Soil' Is Impossibly Contemporary

Serpentwithfeet’s influences make him dangerously cool and impossibly contemporary. His debut was co-released on Tri Angle Records, home of Haxan Cloak, Forest Swords and Lotic, as well as a fitting match for his cutting-edge electronics. As a vocalist, his quavering vibrato is trained in opera and classical music, but it’s in tune with the current moment’s Nineties R&B reflection – gushing out somewhere between the exploratory cries of Anohni, the soul-rock croon of Terence Trent D’Arby and the plainspoken wander of Frank Ocean. As a …
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