guinpens – girls [2021]

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“girls [2021]”

Last seen on Vulpiano way back in 2013 with the eclectic bedroom pop-rooted opus ‘Bubbles’, guinpens / Danila Kozyrev returns with this altogether more warped and hypnagogic offering that reflects a tumultuous decade of vaporwave eating itself and distorted cultural feedback.

Worn cassette textures and dreamy atmospheres overwhelm hazy vocals, but guinpens once again runs the gamut and there’s great care in the compositions: anesthetized tracks drowning in filtered samples, submerged breakbeats that recall Alan Vega’s weirder solo material, tender synth lines, squelching off-funk bass, and even a witch house dirge.

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