By Greg Kot
Updated February 23, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST
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Smart Flesh

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This Rhode Island quartet maximizes the impact of minimal gestures. The band treats its recording studio — a vacant pasta-sauce factory — like a musical accomplice, extracting shiver-inducing echoes, moans, and whispers. Exotic instruments blend to create muted tonal colors, and rough-hewn voices tell stories of longing and mortality. Smart Flesh is a quiet, modest success, if a bit monochrome. B

Smart Flesh

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