Review Summary: rave in my bedroom / ur not invited

Yunè Pinku hates trance, knows how to navigate a breakbeat and makes the perfect kind of pith-laden bitesized house tunes for people too lazy to listen to house. Just don't expect her to shout about it: her vocal style is as languid as any Eilish-era bedroom artist, but her rhythmic phrasing displays an intimate affinity for the nuances of the beats in question, whether she's riding on breakbeat syncopation ("Bluff") or metronomic house ("DC Rot"). These tracks' chord choices are equal parts chromatic and colourful but not hummable, leaving her voice as the main vehicle for melody - and to this end, she gets a lot out of downplaying strong hooks with monotonous delivery, delicately balanced around subtle adjustments of inflection. This approach carries an obvious set of risks, and "Affection" in particular fails to break out from the gloom of a murky interior monologue, yet for the most part her knack for restraint strikes a fine balance between dancefloor haze and the kind of pensive nothingness mysteriously endemic to the early hours of the morning.

Honestly though, this kind of focused songwriting, crystal-clear production, understated show of personality, insistent hooks and rich tones is always going to sound good regardless of context. Its intrigue and appeal are immediate, but its satisfaction is more elusive: Bluff frequently feels like a tease, partly in like with the raison d'etre of the four-track debut EP, but mainly because there's a feeling of vastness, or nothingness even, that seeps from every ounce of these tracks' out-of-mind danceability and dissociative twilight stylings. A couple of replays on and it's a half-scratched itch; add a couple to that and it's a barrel with no bottom. For the time being, I've had enough of not having had enough of it, but the moment it's out of my system I'll be ready for more.



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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2022


47469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

https://open.spotify.com/album/0n7tJPogMxhFS8YNTFlF5l

this is really good and probably excellent. it is short. thanks pots for poking me with it and jesper for adding it to the database for me. who has my lunch?

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parksungjoon
May 4th 2022


42920 Comments


pots rly did the lords work

parksungjoon
May 4th 2022


42920 Comments


bluff indubitably breaks but at the same time the bass and overall vibe is more like deep house or tech house or something



CottonSalad
May 4th 2022


2450 Comments


if i bring lunch can I come over?

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2022


47469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

yes I'm on a train

and yeah agreed park, I get much more of a house vibe from this and v much dig how the breaks punctuate that. DC Rot is probs my fav for how it plays the two off (though I slightly prefer the t/t as a song). rym says prog house but, like, whatever

parksungjoon
May 4th 2022


42920 Comments


rym is...





oh no ajcollins infests

GhandhiLion
May 4th 2022


15304 Comments


it has two votes

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parksungjoon
May 4th 2022


42920 Comments


yeah if it ever blows up its gonna have like 50 votes for deconstructed club

GhandhiLion
May 4th 2022


15304 Comments


lol true

GhandhiLion
May 4th 2022


15304 Comments


Well it has an nme article so it may do

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2022


4436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

big choo choo vibes

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GhandhiLion
May 4th 2022


15304 Comments


Nevermind that was a month ago

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2022


47469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

sign this petition to stop Yune Pinku from ever blowing up

Ryus
May 4th 2022


27710 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hey nice

Lord(e)Po)))ts
May 4th 2022


68764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I’m so proud

parksungjoon
May 4th 2022


42920 Comments


gr8 share

Lord(e)Po)))ts
May 4th 2022


68764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my new vicarious way of getting stuff added to the database

parksungjoon
May 4th 2022


42920 Comments


oh i can do that

Lord(e)Po)))ts
May 4th 2022


68764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Her vocals give me shivers



DC Rot is electronic soty so far for me



Affection is close too

parksungjoon
May 4th 2022


42920 Comments


i like the vocals too yea



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