Out yesterday via local music benefactor Michael Eades' YK Records, Place is an 11-track collection that drifts between synth-utilizing electronic pop and trad-style chamber pop. While "Won't Stop Our Picnic" is a gauzy, chilled-out electronic exploration, "Pathetico" echoes the approach of such traditionalists as Randy Newman, Ben Folds or even, say, Mose Allison or Leon Redbone. It's that jazz-tinged, easy-strolling approach and lounge-y croon that make Place's busiest blips and boops seem not quite so manic indeed. An interesting dichotomy, to be sure. Also, the previously released "Iditarod" has an undeniably intoxicating vocal melody, and that's just something you'll need to deal with.
You can stream all of Place below, or download it for $7 at Nahnee Bori's Bandcamp page. Or better yet, buy it on vinyl for $10. The lovely artwork and packaging were designed by the aforementioned Mr. Eades.