Shô!
Shô!


3.5
great

Review

by Ben CONTRIBUTOR (23 Reviews)
May 25th, 2018 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hey man, slow down

There’s something particularly pleasing about Shô!’s aloof approach to songwriting. Whilst by no means encroaching on free jazz territory, the group capture the genre’s spirit nicely, toying around with space and momentum with a certain whimsy. The tunes here are warm and almost bashful, the playing tentative and reserved. Keys and guitars shuffle along, unsure of themselves. Occasionally songs build and blossom, hurriedly so, swiftly falling back into relative silence, eyes to the floor. Lively motifs fade in and out of focus, the intertwined trilogies of ‘Just a Beginning’ and ‘Spatial Night’ toing and froing, dancing playfully around one another. The breezy record is quite hard to pin down, undeniably jazzy (just feel those drums tip and tap away on ‘Cloud Drummer’) but with an ambient flair and curious eclecticism to it. Whatever the case, its loosely structured components coalesce quite beautifully. ‘Disarming’ might be a good descriptor, for I’m lulled into a refreshingly carefree headspace on most listens. Through careful pacing and an artful use of colour, I find my mind drifting to a sunset grazed by faint pink-golden smoke trails, or maybe a gentle stream. I relax - breathe in, exhale. It’s bliss.




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AsleepInTheBack
Contributing Reviewer
May 25th 2018


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I did a thing. A short thing. cc welcome.

TheSpaceMan
May 25th 2018


12777 Comments


short and sweet, good to have you back reviewing

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 25th 2018


25748 Comments


yesss love ya ben, great lil zinger ya got here.

AsleepInTheBack
Contributing Reviewer
May 25th 2018


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cheers friendos, both of whom I owe proof read / edit creds.



also: https://sho1.bandcamp.com/album/sh



neat little record, clocks in just under 30 mins and its an extraordinarily easy listen

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 25th 2018


25748 Comments


sounds delish, i’ll have to check soon

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 26th 2018


34942 Comments


Well look at this pretty little review. Very succinct and descriptive, pos'd.

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BlushfulHippocrene
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2018


3323 Comments


Amazing, Ben... I don't know what you've been doing, but your writing has improved so much. I love this. So, so good.

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AsleepInTheBack
Contributing Reviewer
May 27th 2018


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Cheers guys, especially blush, that means alot

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
January 24th 2019


19498 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

is this on spootify?

AsleepInTheBack
Contributing Reviewer
January 24th 2019


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Bandcamp my man



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