Erwann S.

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Summoning With Doom We Come
With Doom We Come is both Summoning's most whimsical and least well-produced album - and these two things don't go hand in hand. Still, the band has already proven they know how to write proper songs - "Herumor" and "Mirklands" prove that again. Shame it sounds so muddy, could have been mucho better. 3.3
DJ Koze knock knock
Koze kozin' hard with knock knock, further cementing his brand of colourful psychy house. Like Amygdala, this one does suffer from an overblown length, but the highs are extremely high. It's just so smooth, with guest vocals being all killer, like the sampled hooks and the summer vibe conducted by the deep house beats. 3.9
Slow Crush Aurora
A Belgian (m/) gaze band that wears its influences on its sleeves, Slow Crush nevertheless show they understood that it's done simply by pushing down the pedals so that you can get a gud gaze record. Tones are beautiful, the production is thick to let the harder moments povnd, vocals are dreamy, and Aurora is short enough to pack a (quite relaxing) punch with its proposition. Just need a slight beef in songwriting, and we'll have a definitive modern gaze band. 3.7
Incendiary Thousand Mile Stare
Pissed-the-fuck-off, muscled-up, smelly New York Hardcore. Shit goes, thanks to thrashy riffs, dynamic performances, and a shouter boi that sounds like Zach de La Rocha and that knows how to write catchy hardcore punchlines, the whole lot also being delivered compactly. Not that original in the grand scheme of hardcore, but an extremely solid release nonetheless. 3.7
Broken Social Scene Hug of Thunder
Hug of Thunder basically is Forgiveness Rock Record's poppier version, with dream pop accompanying the band's kinda traditional noisy indie rock antics. Gotta say, in the end, it does resemble Arcade Fire's The Suburbs a lot - and seven years later - but it's simply way too well done to discard the record for that sole reason. 3.8
Kero Kero Bonito TOTEP
The Bonitos' transition from Bonito Generatio's cutesiness and the fuzz that will later characterize Time'n'Place. It's a good transition (woo!) even though that aesthetic will be refined on the subsequent LP. 3.3
Black Thought Streams Of Thought, Vol. 2
Like the first opus, this second Streams of Thought EP features smooth beats, lush production, and clever lyricism - but I keep wanting more. 3.7

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