Pinkunoizu – ‘The Drop’

This is folk music transmitted from the far corner of the universe

Turn back, Skrillex fans. This is not the drop you are looking for. Come on in, the rest of you: there’s much to love in these ecstatic bursts of spaced-out energy that drop and shift in pitch in ways the EDM kids can only dream of. Don’t be fooled by the stylised Japanese name; the four-piece hail from Denmark and recorded this, their second LP, in Copenhagen – although the sinister drone of opener ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ surely originated from Mars. By ‘Moped’, the band have shaken themselves out of their daze and are shouting call-outs to ‘Smoke On The Water’. This is folk music transmitted from the far corner of the universe.

Kevin EG Perry

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Record label: Full Time Hobby