박 혜진 [Park Hye Jin] - How Can I
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 196 ratings
2020 Ratings: #716
Liked by 8 people
June 26, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Ninja Tune / Label
Deep House / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
Park Hye Jin’s second solo release demonstrates her confidence to create free from the confines of categorisation.
70
Exclaim!
박혜진 Park Hye Jin has successfully avoided the sophomore slump.
68
Pitchfork

How can I is not as thematically coherent or straight-up enjoyable as IF U WANT IT, but it is considerably more inspiring in its experimentation—a challenge, perhaps, to a house-music scene too happy in stasis.

Doofly
80
How Can I is a nonstop bumping ep that was made me wanna dance through the whole 20 minute runtime. She did a really good job of not making the whole thing go on for too long and get repetitive and stale, instead each track kept getting me in a better mood. Underrated ep and house project.
currentjoyys
80
FAVORITE TRACK: Like this

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: How come

I don't know how to review EDM music so bare with me on this.

How Can I is a catchy and well-made house EP. It's short and catchy with good vocals. Like this is catchy with light and pretty vocals over a earworm, atmospheric house beat. Can you has a great beat. Park Hye Jin's vocals on NO create this creepy, witchy song with an intense house beat. How Can I is a pretty song and Beautiful has this advanced and pretty synth beat. ... read more
Map
69
Its hypnotizing and great study music, but on its own for what it is it's decent. The vocals could definitely do more and still keep that minimal feel.
TheRootBoy
62
An actress turned musician takes their hand at producing dub which takes aim to the underground club scene. At times the vocals sound muddied over the production itself and from others you feel mislead. Most of these tracks deserve a little more time to bake over so they feel more whole.
Sammyvl
83
A really nice EP to lay on bed and watch the roof for 20 minutes straight.

I love house, I love deep house, I love chill beats. Therefore, I love this project.

Vocally this is not exactly amazing but that's alright. The production is actually a nice highlight here, house vocals don't need to be exactly outstanding.

Don't mind me, I'm just straight VIBING.

I Don't Like NO that much because I feel it is completely out of place. But still it has really good ideas and production.

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Added on: May 19, 2020