hello folks! this week, we’re taking a look at a 2020 release from Machine Girl, RePorpoised Phantasy!

Cyan Hardcore is our first track here, and this one’s real fun and frantic. i think its the album art getting to me but this track’s extremely “beach level”-y to me, in all the best ways. neat the way it just kinda decays near the end. i really like Waited So Long a lot – a part of it is that it’s quite a bite mellower and soothing, but the grooves here also kick ass, and i like the way the samples are used. Greaze – Machine Girl Mix does some real interesting stuff providing the Machine Girl instrumental energy to a track. without having heard the original, the vocals here seem a good fit, but the remix does do a ton for me. solid listen, just not a huge hit for me. i like the placement of The Storm – the long, mellower intro (comparatively, as those drums arent what id call mellow on another release), leading into a fakeout “drop” is a nice moment to breathe after Greaze. Infinite Potentiality is my favorite song here for sure. the track’s got a lot of different movement and sections to it, and they flow together extremely well. its interesting to me the way the track turns so dark in the last minute – very fun composition, and an excellent note to end this release on.

faves – Waited So Long, Infinite Potentiality
dislikes –

yeah this was a neat lil release. i dug their approach to a vaporwave-ier sound, mixing in a bit more intensity or crunch in a very cool way.

RePorpoised Phantasy – 6/10

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for the next Weekly Album Review, i’ll be listening to It’s Sorted, by Cheekface. i’ll be back on Friday, February 2nd, with that review and to pick another weekly record, and in the meantime, let me know what album you’d like me to review! (i pool all suggestions in one place, and draw a person, then one pick from that person, so feel free to drop as many as you’d like! if you leave an email or username i’ll contact you when i’ve gotten through all your suggestions.)