Giraffage
Comfort


3.5
great

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
December 24th, 2011 | 14 replies | 3,516 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: falling asleep to the sound of the beach.

Giraffage’s soundscape is uncannily similar to Lone’s (a solo electronic producer), with reverb glazed, hazy synth pads. On the other hand, despite the immediate similarities, the end result is something quite different. While Lone prefers to bake his sounds in sun waves, creating a slow burning magical paradise, Giraffage’s rendition is more straight-forward. It is more beat-driven, catchier, and therefore less shapeless. On top of that, it’s also frantically glitchy, including more sound effects than can be easily spotted. So really, comparisons should also include Flying Lotus, because Giraffage has a “more is more” (as opposed to “less is more”) hip-hop instrumental style. It’s been done before, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

Comfort is host to an intensely rich soundscape, a lush jungle of eclectic sounds. These sounds, and the warm cushiness that permeates the listener as a result, make it nearly impossible to feel claustrophobic. It allows the listener to explore, enjoy, and ultimately lose their self in the album’s created world. It’s still pummeling, in-your-face material, but in the way that resting one’s face on a soft pillow is pummelling - such a feeling is often considered comfortable. How ironic, then, that the album’s title is Comfort, describing the album perfectly with just one word.

For a debut album, Giraffage has already nailed down his musical style surprisingly hard. It doesn’t leave much room for musical expansion, but it does create an entirely solid collection of songs. The soundscape is so cemented that it already sounds evolved, so it doesn’t necessarily require tweaking at this stage. In other words, it’s a great album due to its excellent execution, but more importantly, the blissfulness that the listener feels as a result. You may not want to leave Comfort after basking in its sunlight.



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pizzamachine
December 24th 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I hope you have a Merry Christmas (tomorrow)! :D

Album stream: http://giraffage.bandcamp.com/album/comfort

iFghtffyrdmns
December 24th 2011


7047 Comments


well this was a pleasant little review but i'm still not gonna listen to it so HAH

pizzamachine
December 24th 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hahaha that's alright

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
December 24th 2011


10190 Comments


Very nice! I love this album, been planning to review it for awhile and it's nice to see it get some recognition.

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pizzamachine
December 24th 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I'm surprised how under the radar this album is. Looks like we're the only ones on sputnik that know about it!

Tyrael
December 24th 2011


20876 Comments


Merry X-mas pizzy

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pizzamachine
December 24th 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Heh, pizzy.

Tyrael
December 24th 2011


20876 Comments


My little pizzy, the new hit show! :D

pizzamachine
December 24th 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

bwahahaha nice! XD

bloc
December 25th 2011


34848 Comments


Girafarig

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SpoonerMcgee
April 26th 2012


58 Comments


CD is not bad at all, put it on last night while taking a few bong rips. Highly enjoyable experience.

NeoSpaz
March 29th 2013


4518 Comments


this is a fun listen

bach
October 21st 2013


12569 Comments


This is pleasant

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 19th 2013


10190 Comments


Some really fucking frustrating songs here. Orgsm makes me want to pull my hair out



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