Chewing Cotton Wool

The Japanese House - Chewing Cotton Wool
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Based on 72 ratings
2020 Ratings: #167
Liked by 5 people
August 12, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Dirty Hit / Label
Synthpop, Indie Pop / Genres
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After enjoying bits and pieces of Amber Bain A.K.A The Japanese House's debut LP "Good At Falling". I guess I was interested to listen to this lil' EP. Surprisingly enough, out of the material I've listened to from The Japanese House. These tracks are definitely some of the more impressive!

It's not a huge step up. I still take issue with the soundscapes at times for overwhelmingly following indie-pop formulas. Also, I can't say Amber's vocals are blowing me away either. There are ... read more
This is a great EP. Dionne blew me away.

Favorite tracks: Something Has to Change, Dionne
Least favorite: -
'Chewing Cotton Wool' is a beautiful piece of work signed Amber Haird, it is very her and feels so great.
From the first track "Sharing Beds", I knew what I was about to live, a great musical experience, as usual with her and it didn't miss.
Then I can't say it's anything unexpected from her as the sound is close to what we hear in 'Good At Falling' (mostly "Something Has To Change" which happens to be my fav) but still "Dionne" brings something new to the table ... read more
Amber Bain returns with a much sharper and more interesting effort compared to her debut album. Chewing Cotton Wool is both lyrically and sonically unique, and it hopefully lays the ground for more good music from The Japanese House.

Best lyric: “I've been thinkin' about my storyline. And how your past becomes your present if it's always on your mind“.

Best songs: Chewing Cotton Wool // Something Has To Change
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Track List

  1. Sharing Beds
  2. Something Has to Change
  3. Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon)
  4. Chewing Cotton Wool
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Added on: August 12, 2020