Django Django tread familiar turf on ‘Born Under Saturn’ LP

Django‘Born Under Saturn’
Django Django (Ribbon Music)
3.5 stars out of 5

Scottish art rockers Django Django made a nice first impression with their 2012 self-titled full-length debut and the quartet is back with more of the same on sophomore set “Born Under Saturn.” The lads tip-toe between genres on a 13-track, 56-minute that overstays its welcome by about a quarter.

Django CDVinnie Neff, Dave Maclean, Jim Dixon and Tommy Grace blend word rhythms with thumping house music synthesizers and crystalline surf-rock harmonies throughout “Born Under Saturn.” Though a tad overstuffed, as noted previously, there are some tasty nuggets to be found here.

“Giant” and “Shake and Tremble” get the party started and Django Django also hit all the right notes on “Pause Repeat and” personal favorite “Reflections” — a story, Neff says, about “someone who has dedicated their whole life to finding something, but only then realizing that what they left behind was more important.” Other keepers include “High Moon,” “Beginning to Fade” and “Breaking the Glass.” Good stuff. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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