@Icarus-Smicarus @fellover those LFK albums (Houdini, Valentino, Amelia) are brilliant.
I kind of think of them in the same way I do The Ex - sharply intelligent, incredible inventive rhythm sections, vibrant production, clever dynamics - like, the way they build and release tension is very similar.
there’s a feeling of internal motion, intuitive manipulation of space between notes, intellectual vigour in perfect symbiosis with their instruments. overflowing with wit.
also, good use of violin, cello, etc. frictive. bristling.