Pinkunoizu - 'The Drop'
This is folk music transmitted from the far corner of the universe
7 / 10
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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