Erwann S.

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Phoebe Bridgers If We Make It Through December
This Christmas record is as early as Sowing's top AOTY. Jokes aside, the way Phoebe's
subtle and melancholic indie folk immerses itself into classic Papa Noel tunes shows how
well she can apply her aesthetic to different subjects. Nothing amazing, but a neat lil
EP. 3.0
Aya Nakamura Journal Intime
Aya's first album, and yah the roots are mucho evidento: afrobeats, R&B, and French pop. The three genres collide into each other in a, gotta say, cohesive way. Each of her influence also get specific tunes where they get to lead the other influences - eg "Oumou Sangare" which sees African rhythms and references dominate the song. What I feared most actually didn't happen: unbalance. I was expecting a mostly banger album with too many filler tracks. The album is not empty of filler tracks, but some smoother cuts ("Karma") act as breather among the bops ("Comportement"). Most importantly, she truly knows how to work her vocal lines into catchy
Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty January 12th
January 12th 2020, in Toronto. The same quartet featured on Matthew Tavares & Leland Whitty's 2020 album Visions' play a live improv session. This should have been the very beginning of a tour, each night consisting of an improvised performance. Of course, it didn't happened. January 12th thus acts as a snapshot of events that didn't happen. The musician's chemistry is once again evident, but instead of incorporating already-composed material within the jammy tunes, this time the music is entirely improvised. It makes for some real cool moments, but also meandering ones. Aight avant-jazz fusion bullshit that does not eclipse
Big Black Lungs
Big Black's first release truly is Albini's first solo project. While his college peers were off to Florida getting shitfaced and catching STDs, Steve spent a week in his room recording this first EP. It thus truly sounds like an a record made by a socially weird twentysomething: derivative of its influences (The Cure, Killing Joke), with pretentious lyrics, an uncertain voice, but an already evident artistic vision. Indeed, Albini plays every instrument, except from "sax bleats" and drums - courtesy of Roland the drum machine. It sounds like shit at times, but shit's intense. 2.8
Dinos Stamina,
I feel the same about this one as I felt about 2019's Taciturne. Good melancholic and quite poetic French rap, but we already knew he was good at this formula. I feel like if he doesn't change his formula soon, he will be trapped into it. And since his first album Imany is unanimously considered as his best project, it seems like he's already trapped. 3.2
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
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

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