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NEW ALBUM: MARINA | ANCIENT DREAMS IN A MODERN LAND

In 2018, Marina Diamonds dropped her stage name Marina & The Diamonds for just Marina. Before that, she released the less ambitious album "Froot," where she veered away from the idiosyncratic, internet-influenced anthems that populated Tumblr for years. Today we start a new era with her much anticipated fifth studio album has been released titled "Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land." The latest album is a startling explosion of vim and attitude. It mingles speeding, wordy, indie-tinted dance-pop bangers, tilting at all manner of contemporary ills, with sudden moments of broken-hearted piano-led contemplation. "Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land" is packed with plenty of juice and surprises. Diamandis’s decade-long career began with hit singles as Marina and the Diamonds. On albums such as the scattershot "Froot," her sensibilities were eventually too musically unpredictable for straightforward pop stardom. She recently moved to Los Angeles, but, happily, her sound has not become California smooth. On the contrary, she has clearly rediscovered her inspiration, resulting in this delightful album.