The seeds of Fine Animal were planted a few years ago when singer/guitarist Kelan Gilbert met with singer/keyboardist Lucy Oaks with the intention of forming a Rock band. The project they ended up with is quite a different (ahem) animal. As heard on its 2015 release, Before the Glow, Fine Animal makes bewitching ambient music with airy, layered vocals and entrancing digital textures. But there is much more going on than the dreamy aural haze — each track is laced with imaginative beats, rhythms, guitars and other sonic quirks. Never distracting from the hypnotic ambiance and misty melodies, these creative idiosyncrasies help set Fine Animal apart from the rest of the increasingly crowded Electronic Pop field.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: M83, St. Vincent, Múm, Telefon Tel Aviv. (MB)