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Chromatics Cherry
4.0
02.20.19
AL-90 Murmansk-60
75/100. Spectral-grey outsider house from Russian producer AL-90. Love the aesthetic on this, but at times, that feels like there really is to offer. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing--- I can appreciate a piece of music for its aesthetic offerings, just like I can a film or literary piece. It does however hold this back from being something special. Check this out if you like lofi leftfield house!
3.5
01.12.19
Warthog Warthog II
67/100. Raw and blood-pumping punk music from NYC punks Warthog. While this release is incredibly short, the energy is there from start to finish, making the EP a worthy listen.
3.0
01.06.19
Unbroken Dub Forty Six Knobs Machine
89/100. At times atonal and at others downright sickening, Unbroken Dub delivers something special with "Forty Six Knobs Machine". All three tracks on here are absolutely stellar, with the closer "Factory Presets Information" edging out the other two as my favorite. If you're a fan of dub/techno, I'd highly recommend this one.
4.5
12.30.18
Machine Woman Residency Tape 2: Machine Woman
70/100. A nice little bundle of songs from Russian-born Anastasia Vtorova, aka Machine Woman. "A Machine That is Trapped in The Frankfurt's Tower" is definitely the steals the show, but the opening ambient track and "Call it Televisual 1990" are worth checking out as well.
3.5
12.30.18
Travis Scott Astroworld
74/100. As an album, this project works very well. Scott's intoxicating and dark trap aesthetic is well-known by now, but it still works very well in providing a tightly focused vision, despite the near hour run time. I will say, however, that many of the tracks sort of blended into each other, and that there were only really a handful of tracks that I see myself returning to often. Nevertheless, still a great project and one of the better rap albums of the year.
3.5
12.30.18
IAMDDB Hoodrich Vol. 3
85/100. Very strong collection of tracks from UK-based hip-hop artist IAMDDB. I really loved her fresh take on the trap/r&b sound that is becoming so tired out--- while there are definitely influences of other contemporary artists (the most notable being SZA), IAMDDB definitely brings her own aesthetic to the table, crooning over warbly keys and bouncing percussion. Certainly a name to keep an eye on in 2019.
4.0
12.30.18

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  • moodbrew boom shakalaka
    March 20 06:24 PM
  • MotokoKusanagi good account
    February 22 02:37 PM
  • luci glad you dug! al-90 is doing something special with outsider house. love to half-remember those elusive hooks. gorgeous aesthetic
    December 30 03:53 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hell yeah, dude, thanks. Nice review you have there -- you should definitely write more.
    September 5 11:39 PM
  • luci right-on with that galcher soundoff. each track is individually great but it gets a little tiring in full. i can't get enough of the opener
    June 25 07:47 PM

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