【review/rate】luster / turbulence

released 2020, awater/lust records. It's a new decade and Los Angeles based shoegazers Luster dip their toes into the water with debut album 'Turbulence".  It's a tightly-knit half hour of ethereal strumming, epic walls of noise and dreamy crooning that's bound to get you in your feelings. "Used to Feel" and "Dream" are certified slots... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】brockhampton / ginger

Not even a full year since their last full length, Brockhampton return with another LP and i'm not quite sure how I even feel about Brockhampton anymore. While I don't mean to start the review off on a grim note, perhaps it may well be that I've not had enough time with 'Ginger' to really... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】yackle / frank throw

released 2019, air the room. Yuuki Yamaguchi makes a splash with his first full length album under his DJ alias "Yackle". One can't help but be impressed at the level of technical prowess at work here, especially once you learn that Yackle is only 18 years old! "Frank Throw" is chock full of features from... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】the novembers / angels

released 2019, magniph. After releasing a track from this album every week or so, The Novembers' seventh full album is unleashed in full today, a stunning darkwave tinged rock affair smothered in shades of Nine Inch Nails, Meat Beat Manifesto and more. While there aren't too many new songs if you were listening to each... Continue Reading →

【mini-rate】tennyson / different water

released 2019, independent. Tennyson's 'Different Water' ushers in the springtime with soothing melodies, spellbinding beats and exotic soundscapes reminiscent of Shugo Tokumaru's eccentricity. Intro track 'Streamer Nichome' is glorious, minimalist meets ambient dub in 'Melonpan', while 'Wintersleep' melds lullaby like vocals with a folk acoustic arrangement that soars like a flock migration. It's all very... Continue Reading →

【review】tofubeats / plastic love

released 2019, warner music japan. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I hate that I forgot this was coming out (I even announced it, get it together Manabu!), but at last, the tofubeats cover of the sensational Mariya Takeuchi track from '84 has landed in my Apple Music library. What is there to say about a song that practically the... Continue Reading →

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