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C.A.R. - Pinned

"Pinned" is CAR's much-anticipated follow-up to debut album "My Friend". Released via Ransom Note Records, the album sees Chloé Raunet refine her palette of glimmering electronics and post punk angles. Taking on the mantle of producer, singer, and songwriter, the album is a journey inside her inner world. Part French pop chanteuse and part cold wave androgyny, Raunet’s vocals spin out mysterious stories over hazy claustrophobic synth pop and epic, widescreen electronica vignettes.

From the whispering creep of "VHS" to the android John Foxx-esque machine march of "Cholera", the album keeps its secrets close, offering both flashes of bittersweet joy, as on album closer "This City"’s exhortation that 'I’m still drunk on life, so I won’t sleep tonight' - and numb, world weary ballads. 'Sitting on your broken bones, the years have slapped around', Raunet laments on standout lead single "Daughters", an elegy to the faded.

After a career that has seen her formerly leading the feted electro outfit Battant, collaborating with trend setters including Maceo Plex, Ivan Smagghe, Krikor and Red Axes, C.A.R. is now blossoming as an artiste in her own right. Her enigmatic, electronic pop is packed with intricate left turns and tiny details flickering away at the edge of hearing. Aided by a restrained mix from Steve Osborne (Happy Mondays, Simple Minds and… New Order), "Pinned" has found the rarest of sweet spots between underground innovation and pop immediacy.


1. Growing Pains
2. Daughters
3. Heat
4. Flat Out At The Sockhop
5. Random Words
6. Cholera
7. Swaggart
8. Strange Ways
9. VHS
10. Prism
11. This City


Artist: C.A.R.
Label: Ran$ome Note
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Electronic
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  R$N#12
Released:  16 February 2018

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