Hotel Valentine, Cibo Matto's third studio album, dropped on Valentine's Day, the avant-garde synth-pop duo's first release in 15 years. Here, a funk backbeat and lithe, reverb-heavy horn lines featuring the likes of multi-reedist Doug Wieselman and Nels Cline (of Wilco) deflect diaphanous vocals and existential murmurings off the dense concept album's echo chamber of seamlessly multi-layered lounge music designed for the starship-themed boutique hotel with the transient lobby bar of your unconscious desires. It's a Zen meditation on the tropes of housekeeping attendants, deserted hotel pools, and check-in protocol that examines the liminality of experience and the modalities of checking out without the frustration.
Sat., March 8, 8 p.m., 2014
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.