Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Music Reviews: Majical Cloudz-Impersonator

Majical Cloudz-Impersonator
Average Score: 78
 [Matador]
Available At: Amazon MP3 & CD
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90 AllMusic
With such a wide-open sound, even the confusing and painful parts sound hauntingly beautiful.
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86 Beats Per Minute
An aura of mystery and ambiguity hangs over Impersonator. The emotions and resulting thoughts are always present and felt, but their cause isn’t always clear.
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82 Pitchfork
Impersonator gently twists your arm like this, song-by-song and note-by-note, and it is as discomfiting as it is transcendent.
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80 Consequence Of Sound
By paring pop music to its core human elements, Majical Cloudz has written a record that’s bare enough to breathe inside.
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80 No Ripcord
By utilizing a synth-based soundtrack just as organic, emotional, and unadulterated as Welsh’s voice and lyrics, Impersonator successfully matches man with machine and gives each an equally powerful, equally human voice.
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80 Pop Matters
For whatever these songs may seem to be--remembrances of mourning, reflections on the underclass, or even a simple plea--there’s always a lingering sense of something else, an echo of a hidden power beneath the obvious.
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70 Tiny Mix Tapes
This isn’t an album that I foresee myself returning to very often, but under the right set of circumstances--such as the live performance that I attended last December--these are songs that contain the potential to deliver an unforgettable, emotionally cathartic experience.
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55 Under The Radar
The majority sounds like demos for a fuller, richer album that Welsh undoubtedly has the skills to write.
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