Faminine Mystique

oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls - Faminine Mystique
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Based on 18 ratings
May 18, 2018 / Release Date
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Nihjgt Feelings / Label
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There are more dynamics in sound (including some half-serious ’80s power ballad guitar solos and free-jazz sax) than there are in mood, but it’s an often-intoxicating one to wallow in.


The witch-house pioneer and a Berlin-based producer join forces on a purposefully “difficult-to-digest” album whose sprawling array of references and styles mimics life online.

Being a previous fan of oOoOO, I knew going in to expect nothing. His past musical ventures of genre hopping was either on the line or a tad past it, and while that's nothing to hold against an artist who makes the bold action OF genre hopping in the first place, it can be hold accountable for expectations of their future. This record almost complete cleans his slate, in that it's deeply aromatic, comically dark (at times) and serious. Islamiq Grrrls' contributions are well tuned with his, in ... read more
Drawn in by the beauty of its cover, Faminine Mystique takes you for a ride through the unknown of the self. Its incredibly developed sound scape and unique production meeting between guitar riffs and samples of forgotten songs, this record offers a home to everyone who is not afraid of raw feelings and self exploration. There is an undertone of irony in some lyrics, such as "I'm feeling feelings" or "and I think you got me on your mind // (..) cause love ain't blind // just ... read more
Like the cigarettes the two artists are sucking on on the cover, 'Faminine Mystique' can be a bit of a drag. The album is intentionally difficult to listen to at times, as multiple beats, rhythms, instruments, vocal affects and styles interlap over one another. It makes for an abject experience the vast majority of the time. There is an undeniable beauty in the atmosphere that the two create, but this is few and far between. For an album that desired to explore such modern themes through a more ... read more
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Track List

  1. All of Me
  2. Feeling Feelings
  3. The Stranger
  4. Be On Through
  5. Jobim Goes Latenight
  6. True Blue
  7. Later On
  8. You Don't Love Me
  9. Yr'e Gonna Love Me
  10. When Yr'e All Alone
  11. I Want To Be Alone
  12. Yr Love
  13. Ordinary Words
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Added on: March 12, 2018