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Panther, ‘Secret Lawns’ (Fryk Beat)

Apparently the “irony is a dead scene” directive never reached Charlie Salas-Humara: As Panther, he postures and falsettos over unsophisticated beats and bloops, with brief moments of sincerity giving way to flippant weirdness or cacophony. Which isn’t to say he’s no fun: At its most accessible, Secret Lawns channels Beck channeling Prince and turns that familiar hissing high-hat sound into the only beat that matters. It takes patience to wade through the pointless messiness to dig out the electro-freak gems, but the wiggy reward is mostly worth the effort.

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