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
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
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.