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Milosh, Jetlag




Milosh, Jetlag (eOne Records)


11/14/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



 On occasions like this it’s evident to me that if one sticks around long enough, there are still lots of nice surprises, even in the saturated clone-world that passes for a scene nowadays. Techno-dabbler and trained cellist Michael Milosh (the singing half of L.A. indie duo Rhye) applies his ghostly-swirly falsetto to these understated glitch-symphonies, creating an almost church-choral effect. Underneath that is territory familiar to Winston Giles/Luke Temple listeners, easy-breezy circuit-driven mellow-outs that have as many psychedelic qualities as they do 1970s-chill-pop ingredients. Splicing a mildly caustic Haujobb resonance onto the last Orbital album would equal this unabashedly techie type of sound, a vibe similar to Massive Attack’s Heligoland, but easier-listening. I guarantee there’s no cheese here; it’s deeply layered with pocked little melodies and pure-hearted chillout things, such as an emulated Rhodes. The barren piano-scape of “Slow Down” breaks up the gentle floral patterns for only a few minutes, but all around that is a lush earbud dream. A+ — Eric W. Saeger






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