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 07/2007

    BOB MARLEY
    Roots, Rock, Remixed

  • reviewed 11/2009

    PALO!
    This Is Afro-Cuban Funk

  • reviewed 06/2005

    Nouvelle Vague
    Nouvelle Vague

  • reviewed 11/2015

    Denai Moore
    Elsewhere

  • reviewed 10/2011

    JORGE CALDERON
    Blue City & on Mardi Gras Day

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.