春火燎原 (Shunka Ryougen)

Haru Nemuri - 春火燎原 (Shunka Ryougen)
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 220 ratings
2022 Ratings: #34
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Pitchfork
Blending elements of J-pop, rap, and hardcore, the experimental Japanese artist’s latest album presents a convincing balance of nihilism and hope.
80
Spectrum Culture
Nemuri explores the chemical reactions between components, and the result is an album that’s more expressive, volatile and grand than anything else in her brief career.
70
The Needle Drop

Shunka Ryougen bursts at the seams with experimentation, eclecticism, and social commentary that, if not always successful, are still commendable.

Windy
88

YES this album is amazing, and I have never wanted to be able to understand Japanese as much as I do right now!

So, Haru Nemuri! If you want a very brief history on her musical career, check out my review for her first LP - but it has all led to this! ‘Shunka Ryougen’, her sophomore album, finally coming out more than four years after her first. Other than Animal Collective, this has been the album that I was most excited for this year, which is saying a lot, considering the sheer ... read more

Trevor3k42
94

‘SHUNKA RYOUGEN’ is a musical rebirth. If you follow Haru Nemuri’s social media you’ll see frequent mentions of the theme of destroying, rebuilding and giving new life to things - and that theme is perfectly represented on this album. Not only has Haru dismantled her artistry and reassembled it in an upgraded fashion - she has also established herself as an essential musician in Japanese music. Her discography is growing stronger and stronger with every release. This ... read more

EarlSweatpants
80

WHAT THE HELL TONIGHT IS SO GOOD FOR MUSIC THIS FUCKS TOO

AyeItsJoey
76

bit of a mixed bag relistening, mostly good ofc, but when it's bad, it's bad...

SoundOwl
78

Very eclectic and diverse j-rock and pop with all sorts of different styles explored within. The size of this project does leave it feeling disjointed and a bit scattershot, but there's plenty of very good material here.

calebmullings54
95

THIS IS SO GOOD.

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Added on: January 30, 2022