While the preview singles hinted at a significant departure from the pulsating gloriousness of In Ghost Colours, a quick listen of Zonoscope reveals a bit of bait and switch. It is a more down tempo album with stylistic nods to krautrock, however it does maintain Cut Copy’s trademark electronic textures and slow sonic builds.
The track that probably would be most at home on In Ghost Colours is “Pharaohs & Pyramids”:
Certainly no “Hearts On Fire”, “Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat” does have a sweet and insistent chorus:
“Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution” is maybe a little too heavy on the falsetto, but it’s got the album’s funkiest bassline:
The most varied track, and my early favorite, is the Kraftwerk inspired “Corner Of The Sky”:
Now with three exceptional albums to cull material and a presumably more high budget light show, Cut Copy’s already fantastic live show will be unstoppable. Buy your tickets now or regret it later.