AOTY 2019

Incidental Music

W. H. Lung - Incidental Music
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #335 / 612
User Score
Based on 82 ratings
2019 Ratings: #217
April 5, 2019 / Release Date
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usedtobe
92
A very strong debut that is reminiscent of Future Islands & The War on Drugs. This is stunning work.
90
This is refreshing. Love the long tracks - cross genre with a distinctive flavour of its own. Loved this first time through and think it's got legs too.
MasterCrackfox
75
An album reminiscent of another time, heavily influenced by its predecessors but in a vibrant and pleasant way. The quality of this by no means screams debut and instead plays like an artist who is hyper-aware of the sound of the generation they are attempting to replicate, and even to the level of sounding like an expert within that field. The synth elements are particularly strong across this, with wise production throughout and stunning musicianship. This is an album I feel like is ... read more
red_gregory
77
Incidental Music is exactly what the title suggests. 8 songs that have no specific purpose but still hold value for something bigger. It’s as if I know exactly what I’m listening to but also I haven’t heard anything quite like it. If purposeful ambiguity is what they’re going for, as it seems, kudos to W.H. Lung. That’s quite a minute angle.
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Track List

  1. Simpatico People
  2. Bring It Up
  3. Inspiration!
  4. Empty Room
  5. Nothing Is
  6. Want
  7. Second Death of My Face
  8. Overnight Phenomenon
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