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  • Slipped Discs

    Discs You May Have Missed
    by John Noyd

    Reviews From: Year 2021
    Kinlaw - The Tipping Scale

    Kinlaw - The Tipping Scale

    Kinlaw
    The Tipping Scale
    Label: Bayonet Records

    Cavernous compassion pitched in ethereal field-trips embedded in micro-chip bliss and wind-swept sentiment, “Tipping,” slips wayward grace from turntable angels into sweeping keyboard voyages, coded mojo unfolding persistently mystical journeys by turning moody studio coos into breathless destinations. Diaphanous and dramatic, Kinlaw tiptoes through gossamer gardens anchored in radiant choreography and lifted in lavish telegraphic splashes from ravenous nanobot backing.

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    Tamar Aphek - All Bets Are Off

    Tamar Aphek - All Bets Are Off

    Tamar Aphek
    All Bets Are Off
    Label: Kill Rock Stars

    Phantom six-string jams spread over smoky vocals, skulking drums and basement bass, psychedelic shredder Aphek’s reckless segues, prowling growls and twisted minimalism roam over gloriously torrid territory. Fluid, late-night maneuvers chased by shadowy, blues-rooted grooves, “Bets,” lets eerie delirium guide bewitching jazz-rock instincts through gloomy beauty into slick liberation, lantern-lit pantomimes flickering in spitfire grit and chiseled in flinty riffs.

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    Casper Clausen - Better Way

    Casper Clausen - Better Way

    Casper Clausen
    Better Way
    Label: City Slang

    Viscous post-millennial disco whisked in cyber-tweaked beats sweetened in rerouted Krautrock sonics and sleepy algorithmic sequences, “Better,” tethers secular digital wizardry to atmospheric lyrics, mirroring patient anguish with scientific tastes wrestling tranquil faith. Upbeat feasts seized with undulating hunger, Clausen’s sterling future-pop yearnings float on golden oceans, bobbing in glossy electro-symphonic moxie, tossing bright, percolating curveballs into shiny, sci-fi skylines

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    Still Corners - The Last Exit

    Still Corners - The Last Exit

    Still Corners
    The Last Exit
    Label: Wrecking Light Records

    Supple struggles coupled to edgy tempests and romantic tampering, Still Corners’ corrosive ghost-folk coasts over bruised truths topped in polished synths and free-range twang; spectral pledges measured in methodical melancholy and coddled in haunted longing. Barrio blues pruned from country roots, “Exit,” stretches beneath interconnected intentions, suggestive expeditions into dark hearts, imparting lost hopes within ephemeral surrender and plush seductions.

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    Pom Poko - Cheater

    Pom Poko - Cheater

    Pom Poko
    Cheater
    Label: Bella Union

    Swinging time signature wig-outs couched in crushed fuzz, “Cheater,” breeches and screeches crunching rambunctious punk and tumble-pop assaults into exuberant alt-rock chop-suey served with anointed cartoon counterpoint. Guitar-wielding Norwegian teasers and spunky bounce-house funkateers, Pom Poko conspire in wiry time-bombs; elastic tomboy bombast paving crazy paisley mayhem with brittle playground pick-ups sprinkled in slick ricochets, hurricane mania and wicked hiccups.

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    Goat Girl - On All Fours

    Goat Girl - On All Fours

    Goat Girl
    On All Fours
    Label: Rough Trade Records

    Posh brush-offs from micro-dosed hostesses, South London’s Goat Girl combines delicious danger, refined strangeness and novel changes where soft glam-rock and cautious dream-pop whip up cosmopolitan subplots circling dancefloor emporiums. Sugar-coated rollercoasters fostering narcotic hostages, “Fours,” scores superhighway joyrides, blurry whirlwinds tinged in air-brushed bluster dishing sinister whispers inside precision rhythms spinning heavenly webs with intricate symmetry and sputtering loveliness.

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