Andreya Triana’s latest album Giants, while I wouldn’t say it’s a step up from Lost Where I Belong, probably because Lost was produced by Flying Lotus and Bonobo, but it’s more of a dream pop meets RnB. I’d say the title track Giants is probably where the album should have started, because the rest of the music following on this album is quite melodic yet peaceful, sort of reminiscent of classic Beck sound, if he could sing like a great jazz singer from the 70’s. Keep Running, track 7, really shows the advantage of the up tempo pace with Andreya’s mid heavy range as it’s quite the motivating track. Tracks like Song For a Friend really showcase what is missing from the album, where easily a large chorus could fill up the song gloriously but this comes off being quite boring because it’s too tame.
Overall a 6/10 album, primarily as for being far too safe and tame of an album and not outreaching in range or production.
I am currently working on two new websites, one which will be tech / tech news / tech review oriented website: http://tech.rekapper.com, and the other being a album and game review oriented website. More news will come soon about the location of these sites and how I will tie it into the Rekapper (network) but I will probably write about in more depth on the tech site. But as visible now all of the current Rekapper and The Hai sites are more dynamic and responsive then ever before mostly due to the help of moving from one server platform to another with a smooth transition and also due to a redesign like the recent mobile first Rekapper Studios site (which still needs a full width media query but that will arrive soon, factoring the primary visitors were mobile users in the first place).
As far as new music goes, I’ve been working on several singles that will hopefully be released throughout the rest of this year, maybe as an ep, but they are primarily in their starting phase right now as I am quite busy trying to locate both an internship/job and dealing with a final quarter of primarily 400 level classes.
Kero or ケロ has released today as a special limited release as part of the 1 year of amazing success of the Erase album of mine. This is what I will be producing for the last few months, just hours and hours of frog recordings, so expect a new album in about a month.
The harsh robotic distortion produced on Maria’s voice by Mattir makes the song the perfect combination of wacky electronic dance sonic character but at the same time, still has that pop character shining out of the depths of the water. Yet this is all coming from the guy who loves Ween’s Pure Guava album. It’s equally a very playful track too. And then you have All Fall Down which has that sonic character of a haunting night at a graveyard which is kind of why it was originally on Hailloween album. All Fall Down also has Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack featured on it, and his Texan voice is showcased on this scary pop track. Oddly it still seems to have a feel of London Bridges falling down in phrasing and pieces of the lyrics but has it’s own uniqueness that really can’t be described perfectly because it’s just a hair too cheerful, not to factor that I may have changed it’s character a bit in mastering of it to be louder.