On Moonlust, the Chilean duo of Ives Sepulveda and Manuel Parra remain in the retrosphere but move in a different musical direction. That doesn't mean there aren't psych touches here, but they're subservient to sounds from French film music and European cafe rock from the late 1970s and '80s. In addition, the influence of French duo Air is utterly pervasive - sans state of the art technology. Parra's drums are merely a time-keeping instrument in these 12 tunes, but they keep the proceedings weighted to the earth. Really, this music is so "light" it's almost difficult to tell one track from another. The songs, populated by vulnerable vocals, simple melodies, phase-shifted keyboards, primitive loops, and breezy guitars, are all of a textural piece that reportedly celebrates desire. As evidenced by first single "Dreamy," it's longing that speaks more to innocence than lust.

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