Cruel Practice

Shygirl - Cruel Practice
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 113 ratings
2018 Ratings: #76
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May 25, 2018 / Release Date
EP / Format
NUXXE / Label
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I had my jaw on the floor the entire time I listened to this for the first time. It's such a choatic, punchy, fun, interesting and sound defining EP that took me completely by surprise. From the literal insane soundscapes of Rude to the pop banger of O, this EP takes your mind on a ride through Shygirl's exciting new soundscape that will leave you wanting more. For fans of the more chaotic side of SOPHIE, then here is a new artist to look into. I cannot wait until Shygirl's full length, as this ... read more
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June Listening Calendar Day 27: Shygirl - Cruel Practice

Cruel Practice puts Burial to shame, this is how you make dark house music the RIGHT way. The production on this is absolutely insane front-to-back, everything is so sharp and punchy, and the energy is consistently engaging and really makes you want to get up and dance. It really reminds me a lot of the way SOPHIE produces tracks, very rhythmic and catchy while putting her own weird and industrial spin on things. I love how dark and ... read more

There is something special about her placid voice and the incredibly intense background noises. Physical descriptors come to mind when listening to this album. You can imagine things are wet, or pushing through skin, or needling. It is a tight 13 minutes, the songs are short but feel extremely fleshed out. I like 'Gush' in particular, the blend between the squeaky background noises and her nonchalant voice makes my knees buckle. It is kind of sounds like a wetter Burial.

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its ok
rude: 7,5/10
O: 7/10
Nasty: 6,5/10
Gush: 7/10
Asher Wolfe: 8/10
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Track List

  1. Rude
  2. O
  3. Nasty
  4. Gush
  5. Asher Wolfe
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Added on: May 25, 2018