Former music teacher Orlando Higginbottom, better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, has released one of the few albums that has caught my attention this year. The pop, electronica and powerpop producer was a chorister at New College Oxford as a boy and I see eye to eye with him when he says,
“I can’t stress enough how lucky I was to experience music from the last 600 years on a daily basis without giving it a second thought”
I didn’t even know he was classically trained when I initially heard the album. Its strange how I end up loving pop by classical folk.
In a nutshell, you need to listen to Trouble. It’s like a bleepier Hot Chip with meatier bass lines supporting manic synth madness which are even crazier than anything Joe Goddard has come up with so far. Have a listen, then do it again. And again.
It’s absolutely brilliant.