Zorza (CAN)
Hyperdream


3.7
great

Review

by JohnnyoftheWell STAFF
March 7th, 2024 | 9 replies


Release Date: 02/23/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: hyperU

don't read any of my stupid words. Zorza is from Toronto (uh?) she has your new favourite plastic (uh!), and her latest EP Hyperdream is a meticulously produced set of earworms that play as hard, kitsch and bubbly as though Mother Nature had stuffed herself with the world's most fertile cluster of emphatically-2D rainbows and promptly given birth to an entire mini-universe of Good Vibes (HUH!). The selling point is good ol' trance (with a fair measure of net-addled nu trance to boot): get through the heartattack of an opener "Hyperdream", which sees Zorza ride out the final ripples of yesteryear's hyperpop wave with weapons-grade pep, and you'll find that the remaining tracks stick hard and fast to fouring-on-the-floorers at irresponsible BPMs and slicing hooks. These are underpinned by a spacious, deceptively economical approach to production that evokes the atmospheric mastery of the almighty Doss (tune into those breathy vocalises that ground "Ashes 2 Dust" from the edge of its periphery in, or the subtlety with which "Endlessly"'s ambient chord progression steers its momentum despite being trampled into the mix by one of the EP's most insistent beats). There is nuance and craft here if you choose to sniff for it, but both are overwhelmingly channelled towards a brand of gratification so brain-neutralisingly instantaneous that the fragile, unsustainable excesses of trance itself sound like the world's most timeless institution – if only because, for a few precious minutes, the entire scope of human history's poxy confines seem to extend no further than the margins of Zorza's pulsating sugar bubble. She is everything and it feels great. Is this enough? Dopamine is no substitute for earnest critique, and the only way the enlightened consumer can ultimately feel good about themselves is by saying no to mindless self-indulgence, especially the kind purpose-crafted to ruin their attention span …kkuhhuh. Get that shit out of your head – get everything out of your head, kick back, be the best version of your perky airheaded self, inhabit your zaniest daydreams, and above all,




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Comments:Add a Comment 
JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
March 7th 2024


60521 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

lfg Jesper

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
March 7th 2024


5480 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

blocked and reported

Sunnyvale
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2024


5911 Comments


Well played, JesperoftheWell!

Purpl3Spartan
March 8th 2024


8628 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Will check



But only because Jesper is reviewing it

DocSportello
March 8th 2024


3376 Comments


ooooo endlessly is a real treat for the ears! ashes too! god damn!

MiloRuggles
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2024


3033 Comments


l
f
g

Jesper make us the de facto website for the globe's trance fanbase pls

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2024


60521 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

Only Jesper can save us he is the treat "Endlessly" is the meat



Lfg

WRYN
March 9th 2024


257 Comments


This site mimics 4chanmusic a little more every day.

neekafat
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2024


26202 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this bops yeet



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