I love this EP, and the title track in particular. That grainy fuzz at the edge of these tracks creates the perfect soothing sounds to ensnare me in this wonderful song.
I got a message recently from Matt and Amanda, the duo behind the mimmos, apparently I had reviewed their work years earlier, in the form of 'the mimos'. Back in 2013 I ran across the album, an unhealthy obsession with vast and empty places, and wrote a bit about it. I was surprised to see I had actually written only a short paragraph, considering I listened to the infectious closing track of that 2010 album quite a number of times.
Luckily The Mimmos have returned with an extra M, and a rich new sound. This means I can make up for my past transgressions with a more in depth review of Rowboat, the pair's brand new four track EP.
This album pushes every one of my artsy electronic indie pop buttons. I'm melting as I listen to this, in a good way. The sounds just wash over me and it's hard to do much else than to drown in the static soaked lo-fi sounds of the duo's four track debut.
Some ambient and ambitious things happening here. I can't admit that I know much at all about the Sega 32X. Are these covers, tributes, crazy chopped up remixes? I have no idea, but perhaps a more knowledgeable soul does know the truth behind Sega 32X and their impossible to pronounce MLTDS3GACDONAMRBLETBL.3x3 album. I can't quite understand what it is, but I know I like it. ambient, haunting, disorienting, soothing. All moods you may feel while listening to this album.
Jay Tholen, the man I have fawned over as a musical genius for the last couple years, has an EP out. Blending his styles from experimental albums along with his chiptune side to create a strange journey through a crackling, strangely soothing world. Haunting vocals, and effective use of, well, effects, create a soundscape that is easily recognizable as a brand of music it seems only Jay Tholen can make. I could write quite a few things about my view of music, as shaped by this one man's fusion of narrative and music. Look at me going on again, this was supposed to be just a few quick sentences.
Well, one day I will write the 6,000 word essay that Jay Tholen deserves. Until then, I'm just going to listen to this EP one more time. Then probably listen to all the other Jay Tholen albums too...