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Released: 10.05.24

 

 

 

 

After experimenting with both pop and noisier forms on the most recent brace of releases Care (2016) and The Anteroom (2018), Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well took a long time out. He returns with a reflective album that harks back to his musical origins. It combines deftly selected weighty samples and a deep philosophical approach within the transcendent music.

Individual tracks will stand out to each listener; the noise-inflected Crypt Sustain and expansive sound of Song In The Middle got me, and featured artists lend their perspectives too. Ultimately, Krell wants everyone to find their truth, their perceptions widened by his music much like his 2010 debut Love Remains aspired to, before spawning a generation of glitchy, trap artists with less lofty goals.

 

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