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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

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