Album Review: Grimes – ‘Geidi Primes'
A perfect blend of oriental pop, chillwave and post-rock
7 / 10
Despite the esoteric veneer of this bedroom-born debut, Grimes
(aka Claire Boucher) has packed ‘Geidi Primes’
with enough ideas to make for an instantly accessible and intimate listen. Blending genres like paints on a palette, the Montreal-based artist’s chameleonic approach sees her switch between oriental pop (‘Sardaukar Levenbrech
’), chillwave (‘Zoal, Face Dancer’
), and post-rock (‘Venus In Fleurs’
) with attentive ease. But it’s tracks like ‘Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
’ and ‘Avi
’, where the 22-year-old cavorts in a similarly dark and beat-driven vein to Zola Jesus
, that Grimes
’ celestial vocal and her ear for a hook really draw you in.
Thomas A Ward