Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

Giraffage

Too Real

2017-11-26

Expansive synth and electric keyboards blend into a sound that is not exactly minimalistic but definitely uncluttered, even crisp. This debut album by San Franciscan producer Giraffage is steeped in R&B, and with its electric piano tones sometimes sounds quaint. But that retro spirit is tempered by cutting-edge production and a sonic palette that is completely fresh. Overall, the impression is of a uniquely warm take on electronic music for 2017 and a thoroughly lovely album. Just overlook the album cover, which is like something you’d find on a sci-fi novel written by Neil Peart.

Pros: Throwback atmospherics, one-of-a-kind sound.

Cons: Stays about the same tempo throughout.

Primest cuts: Maybes ft. Japanese Breakfast, Falling Softly.

review by Kollen

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 03/2016

    Day Wave
    Hard To Read

  • reviewed 12/2005

    Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band
    Rhumba Buhaina

  • reviewed 11/2004

    John McDowell
    Speaking the Mamma Tongue

  • reviewed 06/2005

    Nouvelle Vague
    Nouvelle Vague

  • reviewed 01/2004

    Hamsa Lila
    Gathering One

  • reviewed 04/2010

    GOTAN PROJECT
    Tango 3.0

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.