Monday, December 12, 2016

Chravis Phranklin – Loosened Cheap (2016)


  • Synth-rock 
  • Electro-rock 
  • Alternative rock 
  • Indie rock 
  • Post-punk
  • Crossover 
  • Dance rock 
  • Screamo 
  • Post-hardcore 
  • Alternative dance 
  • Indie dance

Comment: I like this bunch of 7 compositions by a US-based artist, called Chravis Phranklin. By the way, this is not a first appearance by Travis Franklin at RMH but under this nom de plume it is the first appearance here indeed. Although those earlier appearances (as a part of YALL, and gummy) were also good enough to be praised this album hits you at a greater extent with catchy hooks, resigned and scarred vocals and noisy feedbacks where an electro (and even chiptune-ish flickers), grunge, post-hardcore, screamo and post-punk blended cast is set up to catch a bigger fish into the net. His ability to set out great songs is obviously showcased here. For example, listen to Drumset, a stunningly hedonistic indie dance/pop song with post-punkish roots. It is like a tiny wave which used to progress rapidly into an overwhelming avalanche of involving many disparate elements to fling them to the shore with one intention within it, though. What's next? I guess the artist is going to elaborate the recent concept though at Error the first chords may foretell his further plans to abandon a rock-based template and enter into the dance and electronic music scene like many post-punk musicians did once or more recently Kevin Parker of Tame Impala did it (Tame Impala's Currents is a stunning bastard from the previous year though at first I did not get into it). At least he seems to be talented in this regard as well. All in all, the result is fairly good and deserves a notch in the list of the best albums of the year of 2016 at RMH.
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