James Ferraro
Suki Girlz


4.0
excellent

Review

by oltnabrick USER (23 Reviews)
July 9th, 2014 | 19 replies


Release Date: 07/01/2014 | Tracklist


Part of the fun of being a James Ferraro fan is not knowing what (or when) the mysterious genre-warping producer is going to put out next. Most of Ferraro’s post-Far Side Virtual output seems arranged in a way that it is to be played while commuting or traveling through a populated area, as it shines light on the delicacies of everyday living. If you've heard Ferraro's music in the recent years you know his music is filled to the brim with the layers of compressed hi-hats, computer edited microphone auto-tune crooning, and bouncy, yet soothing stringed instruments; the style on SUKI GIRLZ should be fairly familiar and accessible to repeated James Ferraro listeners.

Stylistically SUKI GIRLZ, is most similar to his 2012 release Sushi, and is far more accessible than his proto-vaporwave release Far Side Virtual, or either of his 2013 releases. Unlike previous releases from Ferraro this is almost entirely instrumental. The only original vocals on this release are computer programmed samples from his previous album NYC, HELL 3:00 AM. Ferraro said these samples were "inspired by the automated ATM voices that called out to me through the silence while walking home in the middle of the night". This album could easily be compared to another release from this year in Actress’ Ghettoville, which Ferraro has takes a lot of influence from with SUKI GIRLZ. Both albums are long, sparse, repetitive, and challenging upon first listen due to their straightforward and unforgiving approach. They shine light on two separate but both deserted landscapes. Ghettoville seemed to be conveying a post-apocalyptic world while this album draws from a future that is run entirely by machines.

GIRLZ is even more vivid in its design than Far Side Virtual and more conceptually defined than NYC, HELL 3:00 AM. The last few years of Ferraro’s career can see him exploring a similar theme, and it’s inevitable that he will continue to expand even further. SUKI GIRLZ captivates the mind without prewarning and with force.



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oltnabrick
July 9th 2014


31113 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my favorite album of the year (so far XD). I think a lot of you will enjoy it!

Download: https://www.mediafire.com/?wm7nc54cas4496s

Stream: https://soundcloud.com/user703918785/suki-girlz-1

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2014


18728 Comments


inspired by the automated ATM voices that called out to me through the silence while walking home in the middle of the night


so aoty gotcha gonna check for sure

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Phlegm
July 9th 2014


5172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dude

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Phlegm
July 10th 2014


5172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

shadow dancing in this luxury light

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2014


31375 Comments


It is exciting to think about where he will go next with his unique sound or will his completely reinvent himself?


English motherfucker, do you speak it?

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treeqt.
July 10th 2014


9787 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

ayo oltna imma let you finish and all but nah

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lou1000
July 10th 2014


993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

One of his more solid releases

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mindleviticus
July 14th 2014


8294 Comments


will check


FourthDyke
July 19th 2014


365 Comments


why

Phlegm
July 28th 2014


5172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

u want 2 video date me? txt mobile

oltnabrick
August 19th 2014


31113 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

show yourself

Phlegm
September 2nd 2014


5172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=652826861491316&id=176422539131753

Phlegm
September 2nd 2014


5172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

GOES HARD AS FUK THO, I WONDER IF ITS PART OF THE NEW BODYGUARD ALBUM? TIME WILL TE11

Phlegm
September 18th 2014


5172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-b-e-t-u-n-e/1-wtc

our hero returns

PappyMason
September 18th 2014


1050 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yh, I just saw this on fb.

Imma listen to this in a sec...

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FourthReich
September 18th 2014


17915 Comments


ok

PappyMason
September 24th 2014


1050 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

When this peaks... damn.

Phlegm
October 6th 2014


5172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

still waiting for that new Bodyguard album

oltnabrick
October 6th 2014


31113 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thought it was coming out soon too :[



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