There is a Randy Newman feel in the new Eels’ Mark ‘E’ Everett’s ‘The Deconstruction’ album that comes after four years of reconstruction. Second thought?

Eels' 'The Deconstruction' is their twelfth studio album (after a four-year hiatus), co-produced by leader Mark Oliver Everett a.k.a. E and Mickey Petralia and released on April 6, 2018 by PIAS

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But for the first time, the man they call E keeps his eyes peeled on the past —

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— some are hazier than others — but there is enough of a sonic lure to add interest, even to the shorter Slant

Everett often throwing in unexpected textures from a harpsichord or theremin without ever quite indulging in the instrumental preciousness

Eels - The Deconstruction