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Karl Blau Introducing Karl Blau
Despite having ~20 years under his belt as a prominent character in low-budget indie miscellany, the introductory title remains reasonable -- this neat little 10-track collection of country covers is so instrumentally rich and placidly professional I'da never guessed it wasn't his usual forte, forming a new-n-enhanced identity from some old-n-standard ones. And as someone who only recognized the Memphis-arrival-explanation kickoff and that one about the woman sensuous woman, it's convincing enough to read up on all of the OGs even when they're not your usual forte either. Barring the 10-minute sendup of Link Wray's "Fallin' Rain" that breezes
Eric B and Rakim Follow the Leader
Huerco S For Those of You Who Have Never...
Its warm and scratchy ambiance is sweet to soak in, pretty much no complaints about obscured-n-shuffling dub-beats or glimmering keys, the murky and oft-childlike aqua-dream aura is somehow enigmatic+rigid yet affectionate+bouncy; but seldom does a track seem worthy of its usual 6+minutes or steer clear of eventual stagnation. Maybe the most splendid cut is perhaps also the most simplistic: "Promises of Fertility", which is reassuring as its title and prime RPG-house material to boot.
Umberto Alienation
Frank Ocean Blonde
The super-sparse instrumentation often sounds like a prodigy's humble bedroom experimenting and demeanor-wise he's rather lax, leaving those anticipating accommodation via assertive beats-n-bangers in the dust. Fortunately, Frankie O knows his soft-selling; and the muscle of mysticism -- the musical understatements are almost always angelic and heighten the intimacy while the couple-a loud ones provide curveballs, words wade in offhand generalities but will gladly toss out telling tidbits and scraps of brilliance, skit-inclusions of a worried mother's archived drug-debarring and a flabbergasted man's Facebook-focused breakup are forever open
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity
The mucho-mentioned album-as-undisturbed-loop is novel and nice, but a plain ol' propensity for breakneck psych-drenched propulsion is nicer -- they straddle the line between firm and feral, goofy and gung-ho, fun and formidable; convincingly conjuring up images of fig wasps+people vultures and continuing to command attention through the flashes of deja vu and jerky-groove change-ups that serve as calm-downs from all that buzzy racket. Oh right, the hooks and the howling; very vital as well.
Lone Levitate
Incessant hyperactivity and luminous melodies and sparkling spacy joviality make this an immediate grabber, and a vibe-filled breeze-out starring a heartbroken semi-stalker as an interludial breath-of-air is always a charmer too. Admirable beat-layering meticulosity and mood-swelling capabilities no doubt, but digging past the swiftness-n-swooshes tends to expose a sense of vapidity obscured by all that benevolent and dancy birr. Could just be skilled+smooth treading into sterile, or that sampled hook stating "our style is the craziest" when it kinda just sounds old hat -- but eh, why dig?

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  • Sinternet lol what where did you even get that from
    August 3 08:56 AM
  • Sinternet your soundoffs are pretentious drivel that hardly ever make sense good job
    August 2 09:46 AM
  • YetAnotherBrick really great soundoff for Exmilitary, man.
    December 9 11:45 PM
  • cjbizzlebizzle Oh shiiiiii
    November 7 11:18 AM
  • qwe3 you really manage to capture the essence of albums in them mate, so if you could translate that to reviews i'm sure you'd be one of the better reviewers on the site. which i'm told is a big deal.
    October 18 10:14 AM

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