Pure X sound like they’re making music for the slow movement. The Texan trio’s debut album Pleasure coasts by to dreamy reverb-treated feedback, thrumming bass and opiated drumbeats.

Vocals emerge vaguely from the mix like a swimmer glimpsed out at sea. Songs stop abruptly as if suddenly remembering they can’t go on forever. The legacy of Jesus and Mary Chain and Spaceman 3 is inescapable, but Pure X do their predecessors proud: Pleasure is hypnotic in its unhurriedness.

Pure X

Pleasure

(Acéphale)

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