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Loma Vista Recordings

Released: 22.01.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buoyed by a familiarly lush synthesis of slinky grooves and orchestral flourishes, Rhye‘s latest effort deftly fuses sultry ruminations with an indelibly lustrous palette that’s anything but abstemious in its appetites. Home basks luxuriantly in its pronounced departure from the stripped-down leitmotifs of 2019’s Spirit, with the pointedly austere stylings of that record swapped out here for zestier fare that’s at once inescapably propulsive and intriguingly seductive.

Notwithstanding both the slinky bop of Beautiful and shimmy-inducing groover that is Black Rain, the innate effectiveness of Mike Milosh’s gossamer vocals waxes brightest during the record’s more tender moments. On the gorgeously understated duo of Need A Lover and Fire, his supple falsetto coos evince a vividly visceral sensuality with striking ease.

 

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