Brooklyn and Philadelphia sextet Cuddle Magic have just released their third full length album Info Nympho. “Disgrace Note,” the album’s highlights, showcases the band’s elegant, carefully arranged style of synth-pop.
The spare arrangement of “Disgrace Note” lets each element of the song shine on its own – the skipping beat, the plinking glockenspiel melody, the boy-girl vocal harmonies – and then fuses them together as the track builds. When everything comes together it produces the sensation of arriving somewhere. It’s a nice trick that makes for an engaging and sophisticated listen.