ALBUM REVIEW: ((( O ))) – ((( 4 ))) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

Narc. Magazine Online

Reliably informed


Released: 27.08.23

The Sundrop Garden







((( O ))) is an unpronounceable representation of a Filipino-American singer and songwriter who prefers not to use her birth name. They’ve been steadily releasing music to coincide with the planets full moon cycles leading us to the current fourth album ((( 4 ))). Collectively her music is credited to The Sundrop Garden.

Out There opens proceedings with its mix of soft, ethereal tones meeting bass drums and glitchy synths. Vocalisations are reminiscent of FKA Twigs or Grimes. The pre-release focal point Sanctuary ramps up the beat quota, but it’s not until Black Cat and then Don’t Die that we encounter anything different to the slick production gloss and almost structureless meander of the opening few songs. For an album inspired by energy this spends a long time searching it out.


Like this story? Share it!

Subscribe to our mailout