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<strong>Rating: </strong>4/5

Electric-guitar duos might make you think of simple tones and drones, but Brooklyn’s Growing—Kevin Doria and Joe Denardo—continue to expand on the setup’s possibilities. On the EP Lateral, the pair keeps things sort of literal: “Swell,” the most overtly guitarlike piece, builds to an extended shuddering climax; “First Contact” sparkles with a sense of wonderment; the title track sustains a blinking rhythm, invoking the work of ambient-techno star Thomas Fehlmann. The closer, “After Glow,” spreads a druggy, shimmering haze over six minutes.

—Mike Wolf

Growing plays the Annex (LES)  Wed 13.

Lateral (The Social Registry)

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