ashbalkum

Salamanda - ashbalkum
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
June 10, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Human Pitch / Label
New Age, Downtempo, IDM / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

73
Pitchfork
The electronic duo captures a spirit of childlike wonder with a playful, faintly psychedelic sound incorporating surreal vocals and mallet instruments.
70
Crack Magazine
While the album may not be a grand departure from the aesthetic they’ve made their name with, Salamanda still find ways to quietly expand on their transcendental sound, uncovering new realities as they go.
luuurien
80

Surreality is grounded in the fact that there is a normal reality to compare it to, but ashbalkum asks what might happen if you compress the two together. The Seoul-based electronic duo, comprised of Uman Therma and Yetsuby, has been mixing new age and downtempo music with the organic, rich textures of mallet percussion and tribal ambient grooves, but it always felt like there was a bridge connecting their electronics and their live instrumentation that would have them meet somewhere in the ... read more

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Added on: June 9, 2022