SINGLES CRUISE

CONSUMER – “THE FINALITY OF IT ALL”

“The Finality of It All’ is a beautifully understated lo-fi, beat-oriented project by the Boston-based producer. Built around a melancholy guitar line, stuttering  boom-bap, vocal drones and strong lead vocals, “The Finality of It All” seethes as much as it soothes. It’s a gorgeous nocturnal mediation replete with heavy distortion and a swelling gospel choir. …

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LUXisREAL – “WITHDRAWALS”

On paper, creating a glitched-out, gaudily painted inner-dystopia stemming from a prolonged withdrawal doesn’t sound like the most danceable subject matter. But here we are. LUXisREAL creates fractured, brutalist shapes with ever-increasing beat patterns that burst in without warning or manners. Sharp synth stabs behave in roughly the same way  – overwhelming you just as …

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CHEWING – “VARIATION ON THOUGHTS OF YOU”

Chewing is the ambient/experimental project of Local Natives’ Nik Ewing. Building from sparse piano lines and ambient textures and building into massive waves of movement that pushes the tonal shifts into the red, “Variation on Thoughts of You” seems to evoke films scores for the brokenhearted. It’s an austere and restrained track from an artist …

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