Day 327: Sepalcure – Sepalcure

21 Jan

Pencil Pimp

I love music. Every now and then, a record will come along that reminds me just how awesome music can be.  This is one of those.

I have never heard anything quite like Sepalcure’s self titled debut record. Whether that’s because the album is really inventive, or because I don’t spend much time listening to Ishkur-style electronic music, I can’t tell you.  Regardless, this record has made me want more.  The problem is, I don’t really know where to look.

This stuff just sounds so cool.  It wouldn’t be all that out of place in a live setting, like a club or something, but it also works well on its own.  More than anything, the slow tempo on top of some really great beats gives off an aura that can’t be described as anything other than “night time.”

Almost everything fits perfectly on this record.  Except for the vocals.  The sparse use of lyrics and vox samples fits well with the “less is more” nature of this music, but, for some reason, the vocals that are there are pretty unsettling.  Perhaps their low-density is what makes them a little bit unnerving.  There may be a minute or two that passes voiceless, creating a dark atmosphere that is completely shattered when those vocals kick back in.  This music really could have stood on its own without them.

I’m willing to overlook that, just because of the killer synths, beats, and atmosphere that you get out of this record.  Sepalcure isn’t perfect, but it’s good and new enough (to me) to be really, really awesome.


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