Neon Neon, Praxis Makes Perfect

Amber Cowan

By Amber Cowan

on 11.26.13 in Reviews

Praxis Makes Perfect

Neon Neon

Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip follow their Mercury nominated concept album Stainless Style, about the car marker John DeLorean, with another psychedelic-hued biopic, this time about Italian left-wing political activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Although the music isn’t as conceptually aligned this time — Feltrinelli’s story reads like a 1960s spy thriller, this has an ’80s feel — it has earfuls of glorious analogue-digital charm, challenged through sleek synths and an unlikely appearance from pop star Sabrina. You might want to read the Wikipedia entry on Feltrinelli first, though.