Porter Robinson - Nurture

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former teen edm star, now making electro-pop going for sheer widescreen beauty over anything else, heavily drawing on Perfume, but also the pastoral sound of various JRPG soundtracks & Joe Hisaishi's Studio Ghibli soundtracks. there's a few twists and turns with a folk ballad, and mostly instrumental pieces reminiscent in feeling of the 1975's forays into instrumental electronic pieces but the electro-pop of the singles is the predominant sound. i love this album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SZEDBFPpgw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C-2AqRD8io

ufo, Friday, 23 April 2021 06:33 (two months ago) link

this is quite the redirection and surprisingly good, considering

boxedjoy, Friday, 23 April 2021 08:12 (two months ago) link

yeah his previous stuff is not at all great, but he's barely released anything in the last 7 years so clearly a ton of artistic development has happened in that time. when i first heard the singles for this i was shocked

ufo, Friday, 23 April 2021 08:24 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I like rather than love this album but "Something Comforting" is like a Skrillex remix of Air France that makes sense.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 17:03 (two weeks ago) link

i don't think skrillex is quite the right reference point (since that kinda implies more of an aggressive dubstep wub drop than the one on "something comforting") but i get what you mean

still one of my favourite albums this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx-qpEMUzes

japanese bonus track with wednesday campanella is wonderful too

ufo, Thursday, 10 June 2021 05:02 (one week ago) link

not the Skrillex of "Scary Monsters" more the Skrillex of "Summit"

boxedjoy, Thursday, 10 June 2021 06:28 (one week ago) link


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