Will the second half of 2017 be defined by albums about information overload? With Arcade Fire’s Everything Now, LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream, and now Cut Copy’s Haiku from Zero, the data frenzy of modernity is back on people’s minds.
Singer Dan Whitford celebrates the blitz, saying “There’s a weird random beauty in it,” and the record backs that idea. Featuring fewer straightforward hits than previous albums, Haiku from Zero is busier but more sumptuous, carrying the torch for big moments. What DeBord would say about these spectacular albums about spectacle, who knows, but Haiku from Zero has a delicious grasp of the irony.
Haiku from Zero is out now via Astralwerks/EMI.