I Break Horses: Warnings
Kehlani: It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
Blake Mills: Mutable Set
No sooner had the obituaries for Florian Schneider been inked than the spirit of Kraftwerk reappeared in the form of I Break Horses’ new album, Warnings (pictured). Formerly a duo specialising in weighty shoegazing rock, the name is now effectively a solo vehicle for Swedish singer Maria Lindén, with just Fredrik Balck on drums. Lindén has clearly always nursed an affection for synth pop of a pleasingly old-fashioned sort. Her second album, Chiaroscuro, was all delicious bleeps and glassy harmonies. Then disaster befell. Two years’ worth of songs were lost on a dodgy hard drive. Instead of recreating its contents, she started to write new material instead.