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Rufus du Sol operate differently from their dance-music counterparts. Instead of banging out predictable, recycled drops at quick intervals, the Australian trio takes its time crafting subtle, gentle grooves. Rufus du Sol’s debut album, Atlas, doesn’t draw from a wide selection of sounds, but it doesn’t need to. The bubbling synth gurgles and Tyrone Lindqvist’s moody vocals are enough to keep the house-y shuffle constant. Slinky album opener “Desert Night” is a nice accompaniment to the dark electronic love song “Sarah.” “Sundream” maintains the balmy summer vibes, contrasting against the spooky and trance-inducing “Imaginary Air.” Atlas is steady rather than building, which in the long (and short) run both maintains the listeners’ attention and keeps them in perpetual motion.

Thu., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/23/14)

LA Weekly