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Pop Smoke Meet The Woo
That voice, man. On top of the dark af UK drill atmosphere, what's most striking about Pop Smoke's music is how deep his voice is. This voice, associated with his quite unique delivery, perfectly matches said atmosphere, enveloping the whole record into a menacing vibe. What's imo super interesting is how he uses UK drill beats to tackle hedonistic, US trap matters. Apparently, this recipe got his songs to receive more airplay than some Billboard #1 in NYC. He could've change the game. Or maybe he wouldn't have, but what he achieved in 14 months only gets nuthang but respek from me. The mixtape's problem, however, is that it clearly is a one
3.5
11.27.20
Makala Radio Suicide
French-speaking Swiss a l t e r n a t i v e hip hop, and it's fucking dope. Like, rreally dope. The most obvious influences are Tyler and Pharrell, but Makala makes sure to instigate enough personality into the songs to be considered more than a mere copycat. Indeed, the album's most striking feature are the vocal melodies. He plays a lot with his voice, rapping, singing, shouting, whispering, and applies various degrees of vocal effects to each of his vocal performances to give the album an ever-flowing vibe. On top of that, you've got lush beats that take influence from disco, funk, trap, or r&b, and that navigate between different
4.0
11.27.20
YAYAYI YAYAYI
Goddamn. A two-hour long instrumental and e x p e r i m e n t a l chopped'n'screwed with many glitchy bits. It's not moving much, rather comfortably waving through repetitive waves of bleeps and boops, quirks and loops. The whole lot is hypnotic, the rhythm switching every three or so minutes in a drug-induced, lethargic atmosphere. It seems like I'm throwing random words to try to describe this. Basically: it's weird, slow, hypnotic shit that you gotta have patience for. 3.5
3.5
11.27.20
Andavald Undir Skyggðarhaldi
Terrifying. At the same time, this is goddamn beautiful. This is due to da album's real MVP: the tone. It's dissonant and creepy, with occasional gorgeous parts that echo the emotion bands like Suis La Lune can create. The vocals pursue the same goal, their inhumanity being only matched by how ironically human the despair they are conveying is. 4.1
4.0
11.26.20
Evigt Morker 5
Another minimal techno EP from this Swedish dude, this time having a slight club vibe to it. Emphasis on the "slight": it's no banger stuff, having too much of an atmospheric knack to tear the club up. Good stuff, but I'm still waiting for the day he surpasses his first EP. 3.0
3.0
11.26.20
Butthole Surfers Weird Revolution
The 'Surfers last album is messy for sure. Maybe they thought following the musical zeitgeist would guarantee them some kind of renaissance. It didn't. Aside super-cool-yet-not-original-at-all single "Dracula From Houston", the rest is the 'Surfers attempting to mix electronic textures and rap rock shenanigans into their blend of psychy alt rock. Most of the time, it does not work. It just sounds...messy, the result of a band that lost touch with both the times they live in, and what made them great. 2.2
2.0
11.26.20
Shell of a Shell Away Team
Is this 1994? Wow no it's 2020! Shell of a Shell does sound like a typical 90s post-hardcore/emo/indie/noise rock outfit, with every bit of dissonant guitar, pounding rhythmic sessions, and vocals ranging from emotive to enraged. It's exemplary in terms of cathartic rock music, although it sounds more promising than it is actually delivering a work that could be compared to the likes of Slint, Unwound, or Fugazi. 3.6
3.5
11.25.20

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  • rellik009 je vois... chaud! :)
    November 27 12:34 PM
  • rellik009 je vais aussi écouter DJ Screw si j'ai le temps, le mec a l'air d'avoir eu une influence considérable
    November 27 11:45 AM
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