GENRE | ETHEREAL BRITISH HOUSE
VERDICT | LIKE THE SONGS OF HOLOGRAPHIC ANGELS
LABEL | POLYDOR
RELEASE | 6.12.12
Like a true British gentleman, Orlando Higginbottom of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs takes things slow and lets his listeners get acquainted with his softer side before going hard. Trouble starts off soft and airy but intensifies it progresses. The most interesting quality about it is the contrast between Trouble’s angelically falsetto vocals and the uniquely tribal beats, which are somehow incorporated seamlessly throughout each track.
Having worked with artists like Katy Perry and Lady GaGa, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has a hold on a pop background. But the beat and format of his songs provide a house-y edge to the otherwise pop sound. The electronic influence intensifies towards the end of the album and even gets (dare I say it?) dirty at points. Like its title track, Trouble makes for a debut that’s a perfect mix of glitchy and smooth.
It’s everything you would and wouldn’t expect from a DJ born and raised in Oxford, England.