AOTY 2019

In A Galaxy

Rina Mushonga - In A Galaxy
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 72 ratings
2019 Ratings: #421
February 15, 2019 / Release Date
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PIAS / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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musicmagpie55
58
There is a constant bustling just below the surface of Rina Mushonga's music. Layers of synths build upon one another to create detailed sonic tapestries. Her music feels dislocated from a single place; she uses such a variety of noises and instruments that it is difficult to pinpoint an origin to her music. What is at the center of this technicolor world is Mushonga's powerful voice and thoughtful lyrics. She absorbs culture, reorganizes it, and presents it as her own. It is a liberating move ... read more
Tsareena
74
Beautiful vocals and a nice mix of influences. Something very modern and still retro about this that I enjoy. I think it's mix of synths and electronic elements with older Afrobeat influences.
Faves: In a Galaxy, 4Qrtrs, Atalanta
cfreemon
88
A joy from start to finish, In a Galaxy is modern synthpop at its finest. Mixing layers of synths, strings, drums, piano and much more, each song is a highlight of synthpop, jazz, funk and soul music. The excellent production throughout makes it hard not to want to groove along. Full out 80's synth jams like "Jungles", "4Qrtrs" and "For a Fool" pepper the album with bubbly rhythms and catchy hooks. Slower, moodier cuts like "Tropix" and the piano driven ... read more
lukassantiago3
80
"In A Galaxy" represents a terrific performance about how to captivate attention bringing so many texture into a single sound.
davipccn
75
Pretty good overall. Some solid structure with a well done mix of style. An enjoyable display of synth-pop and a touch of afro.

Favorite tracks: Tropix, Glory_ and Atalanta.
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Track List

  1. Pipe Dreamz
  2. Good Vacation
  3. For a Fool
  4. In a Galaxy
  5. Narcisc0
  6. Tropix
  7. Glory_
  8. 4Qrtrs
  9. Atalanta
  10. Hey Coach
  11. I Miss U So Much
  12. Jungles
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Added on: January 4, 2019