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11 new songs, 4 bonus tracks, and a downloadable four page full color booklet with lyrics and artwork (PDF)
Says Magnet Magazine:
Guylaine Vivarat’s sweet, melodious voice carries the song, but there’s definitely help from her bandmates, including ex-Guided By Voices bassist James Greer. “Rhodesian Man,” is a pretty simple pop song that nods toward ’60s girl groups, and it has a simple, vintage video to match.
Says Against the Odds:
I couldn’t help myself but to notice that this LA band do sound a little bit like a crossbreed between GBV and Dum Dum Girls… What makes this band so enjoyable are the imagination-capturing guitar hooks of Greer and the tender and mesmerizing voice of Vivarat… You should definitely check this band as they offer imaginative and mature music for people with subtle taste in music.
Says Captain's Dead:
If you like the likes of Galaxie 500 – or anything Dean Warham related you should love this. its a very low key affair with Guylaine singing, very lovely mind you, in French on a couple tracks, and even though i have zero idea what she’s singing that doesnt take away from my enjoyment. definitely of my favorite records of 2012.
Says Buzzbands LA:
The music of the L.A. trio Détective sounds as if it could have come from dusty tapes found in the 4AD archive... Their second EP in as many months, “Basket of Masks,” trades in coy pop melodies, gritty post-punk guitar riffs and proggy krautrock instrumentals. Their sparse, lo-fi structures don’t sacrifice texture, though; Vivarat and Greer have found the delicate balance between sweet and off-kilter that recall Stereolab and some Morr Music luminaries.
released 18 August 2012
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Skylab Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Guylaine Vivarat: bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
James Greer: guitar, vocals
Rory Modica: drums, guitar (on "Cuba")
Booking: Joe Smyth, The Nicodemus Agency