Music Reviews
Cokiyu

Cokiyu

Mirror Flake

Flau

The flagship release for the new Japanese label Flau, Mirror Flake’s smooth liquidity of sound will instantly ring familiar and pleasant to listeners versed in contemporary computer-generated lounge. Cokiyu’s gentle ebb and flow of chirps and softly circulating beats creates barely a ripple, but the serenity is completely inviting. “Hedgehog’s Wedding” could not be more evocative of the memory of a perfect summer’s day, which shines bright through a strong haze of indistinct memory. There’s a minor chord, nostalgia-eking thread that runs through these compositions, one that that doesn’t really command a rush to the dance floor but still makes a plea for physical intimacy. Tracks like the title track and “In the Air” are almost natural extensions of all the western acts populating the Lost In Translation soundtrack; they’re rife with slightly cold, austere electronics captured in a pre-dawn light. Mirror Flake’s subtlety is both one of its most endearing traits and what will be responsible for keeping it under-recognized. For those lucky enough to stumble on it though, there’s an undeniably sweet reward to be found within.

Flau: http://www.flau.jp


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