[NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 22 : 'F.A. CULT', available in private stream on demand]

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Although the last decade had gotten us acquainted with the band through their sombrely clad EPs and the nighttime landscapes they depicted, Hermetic Delight's new album, F.A. Cult, lets the light in and summons decidedly pop analogies that bring them closer to Chromatics or to Goldfrapp. With Charles Rowell (Crocodiles – USA) as art director, F.A. Cult transfigurates Hermetic Delight ; it still is magic, white magic.

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