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Sofia Valdes Ventura
Lovely debut EP by an interesting young artist out of Panama. Her voice would fit remarkably well on a neo-soul background, but she navigates more on the side of summery/lush indie pop, and that works very well for her too. I do think the EP could use a couple huge banger jams you know, accentuating the dancier side she gives hints of here and there, but on the whole it's still quality. 1 is perhaps the poppest one, whilst 2 is dreamier. 3 is more balladey and is probably the track I liked least, but is thankfully followed by my favourite here, which after a well crafter soft transition becomes the danciest track here with some bossa novaey t
Laura Murcia Cassette
Very cute Mexican song two tracker. I am not sure how to approach this as a release but it looks like the 2017 original edition only had the two tracks I am rating for, although she also released a version on bandcamp with a lot of singles that came out since. So I am not sure what's up with that. What I am sure of is the quality of this and perhaps moreso of the ensuing singles, and the fact that I'll be checking her future output eagerly. As a two tracker it is so short it struggles to get a high rating, but for sunny peace it sure is quality. 3.6
AZ Doe or Die
An excellent, classic 90s hip-hop album that loses a bit of its coherence in the second half but certainly would deserve to be more in the spotlight in my opinion, and that might easily grow on me. It is crazy how recognisable his rapping sounds from that one and a half tracks he was featured in on Illmatic - which is very prominent eg on 11 here. I absolutely adore the intro track and its brooding bass. 1-5 are very coherent in both style (of Nas-like hard hitting 90s East Coast hip-hop), flow and quality, which is rare even in the classic albums of the time which tend to have skits etc. The transitions into 6 and 7 do feel a bit rough, but
Angele Brol La Suite
I am taking this as a bonus edition with bonus tracks that, whilst they are unusually lumped at the _beginning_ of the record, aren't really meant to be included in a full album listen, on the basis of a kinda erratic vibe and the fact that there is a cover of one of the LP tracks in there. On the other hand there are 7 added tracks here, which feels like it warrants a rating. So I am rating those 7 alone, not the whole thing. 1 is cool although I am not sure autotune fits her the best here, and 2 is a nice track that frankly could've fitted on the original album. 3 is ok but a bit of a snoozer and the first relatively poor transition here. 4
Squid Natural Resources
An experimental little EP moreso than playlistable jams, but still a fun listen through and through that shows that Squid are not a mere copycat post punk wannabee group and is instead a band with rather some depth. 1 is a really cool way to intro the record and shows once again that these guys sure know how to start a record with a cover whose original I do not know, whilst 2 is a cool Steve Reich cover that is so far removed from the original that I am not sure I would've identified it to be a cover, with the result being super cool - although, again, not really a track I'd jam back often? 3.5
Silvana Estrada Primeras Canciones
The first three tracks are really well crafted and a sign of great things to come. 1 is a lovely album intro, 2 begins very nicely and softly to unfold superbly into something more poppy and vibrant than I expected, whilst 3 also unfolds superbly but remains in softer territories. A solid 3.7 so far. 4 is then quite incongruous and doesn't really fit with the rest. I wasn't surprised to see it was previously released as a standalone single as it really sticks out. It also happens to be the track I enjoyed the least, though it's not bad per se. I still think this is a lovely EP and that Silvana Estrada is someone to watch as far as Mexican sin
Silvana Estrada Lo Sagrado
Veracruz strikes again with another talent. For a debut record produced (as far as I can tell) at a very young age, this is very impressive and mature. The record navigates well between jazzy vibes (1-2) and calmer songs (3), always complemented by an excellent vocal performance reminding of Silvia Perez Cruz that is crafted very well but may feel slightly unidimensional and not always best suited to the song. This is most visible on 5, though the track does unfold well. The tracks are quite rich, which is demonstrated from the get go with 1-2 displaying jazzy beats, guitar, some brass, and some mystic vibes too. 10 is very fast paced and bop

shoutbox » all posts 
  • alamo its soooooooooo cool you checked mc tha
    July 18 01:36 AM
  • protokute oof man, that was some ride
    June 25 08:46 PM
  • alamo ok it grew just 5d it
    May 23 03:58 AM
  • alamo those question marks were monkey w/ hand covering eyes emoji
    May 22 06:46 PM
  • alamo i actually hadn't listened to it yet ???? but i just did and gonna slap a 4.5, it still has room to grow though
    May 22 06:45 PM

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