As always with My Disco, the most fascinating and unique element to their sound is space long, deep, sometimes scary space. Their defiance of rock musics time-worn tropes is what defines them, and Little Joy explores and expands on that concept, stretching a naked few instruments to transform short blasts into heavy, rhythmic, meditative body music. The bare bones of a drum beat, a rumbling bass, one repeated phrase and some bursts of feedback add up to a wholly compelling world of sounds between sounds. Shards of vaguely recognizable post-punk riffs fuse pounding, euphoric rhythms to hypnotic, almost psychedelic vocal mantras. The result is a new take on an old idea that occupies the unlikely space between Boredoms, The Necks, Wire and Liars. Recorded by Steve Albini and mixed by Scott Horscroft, My Discos minimalist instincts are perfectly suited for Albinis famously austere productions and Horscrofts textured, pop-leaning sensibilities. This unlikely marriage is at the heart of Little Joys success. Its the sound of a band using the fewest tools to create the greatest range of possibilities a record both expansive and minimal, a compressed expression of vast emotions.