by Young Magic
Released: Feb 2012
Label: Carpark Records
Melt indeed. From the loosey-goosey rhythms and heavy tribal beats to the hypnotic harmonies and fuzzy synths, Young Magic's music feels like it's liquefying upon impact. Touches of Yeasayer and Gang Gang Dance's global amalgamations float around these nebulous slices of shoegaze-leaning psych-pop. Maybe it's the members' backgrounds (two Aussies and an Indonesian) that give it a touch of aquatic exoticism; tracks like "Jam Karet" and "Sanctuary" sound like they were recorded in a pool of softened Jell-O, while "Night in the Ocean" is perfect for, well, a night on the ocean.
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