ALBUM REVIEW: Grimm Grimm – Ginormous | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 28.02.20







Koichi Yamanoah’s experimental pop project Grimm Grimm releases his third and probably his most focused album thus far. Synth blessed lo-fi with an almost minimalist feel reveals layers of haunted dreamlike psychedelic arrangements, which he describes as being “like a funeral and a wedding at the same time.”

The album features some fitting contributions from Paz Maddio of Value Void and is mixed by the hugely experienced Bjork & XX producer Marta Salogni. Laetitia Sadier, formerly of Stereolab, sings vocals on The Ghost Of Madame Legros, a ‘neo-feminist waltz’ inspired by a lost tale of struggle against the state, which eventually triggers the French revolution, possibly a conscious nod to our modern situation. A sublime album, delightfully memorable and yet sinister.



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