Listen to: Primal Scream - Chaosmosis
BOBBY Gillespie and co kick on from the splendid psychedelic art rock explorations of their 2013 LP More Light with Chaosmosis, a soulful, electropop-tinged record that finds the veteran Glasgow group delivering a more instantly gratifying hooks and melodies-led listening experience.
Buoyant opener Trippin' On Your Love rings the changes with its funky, psychedelic guitar grooves and female vocal-led chorus courtesy of the Haim girls, who also guest on the decidedly less euphoric 100% Or Nothing, a stomping stand-out moment.
If the former harks back to their Screamadelica era, there are also echoes of the Scream's most aggressive record XTRMNTR in the pulsing industrialisms of When The Blackout Meets The Fallout and Golden Rope's driving, electro-gospel.
However, the uber-catchy modern dancepop of single Where The Light Gets In (a duet with Sky Ferreira) is something a bit different for the band: it and more downbeat album finale Autumn In Paradise bring a definite New Order-derived element to the Scream sound.
There are other pleasant surprises in the stark retro-electro beats of Feeling Like A Demon Again, dark psyche-folk moment Private Wars and breezy soulpop workout I Can Change, all of which help to make Chaosmosis a particularly eclectic, enjoyable record from this ever-evolving bunch of musical mavericks.
Chaosmosis is released on March 18