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When Saints Go Machine, ‘Konkylie’ (!K7)

With his unnerving falsetto, Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild, frontman for this mesmerizing Denmark quartet, suggests an exotic creature who’s fallen to earth, while his bandmates fashion a deliciously minimal version of synth pop that evokes Low-era Bowie. “Parix” and the title track (“Conch shell” in Danish) trace the ghostly outlines of lush epics, with oblique lyrics about mortality and loss amplifying a sense of unease throughout. The creepily alluring “Whoever Made You Stand So Still” could trigger a full-on panic attack.