Fresh Air

HOMESHAKE - Fresh Air
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #288 / 721
User Score
Based on 106 ratings
2017 Ratings: #403
February 3, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sinderlyn / Label
Hypnagogic Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions

The sonic pallet on the album is striking ... bizarre interjections, experimental codas, samples, and even the catchiest synth lines are like auditory hallucinations patched together to create a world of their own.

80
Clash

‘Fresh Air’ is confidently obtuse in that it expertly harnesses the power in Sagar’s slightly off-kilter and out-of-tune instrumentation.

80
Exclaim!

Calm, cool and collected, Fresh Air is a record you'll have playing in the background while you light a candle, anticipating your lover's knock at the door — or something like that.

75
GIGsoup
Undoubtedly, with his latest release, Peter Sagar’s growth as an artist showcases his potential to be ‘that one you heard of before it was even a thing’.
73
Pitchfork

He’s incorporated the off-kilter guitar playing of his earlier work into his new sound, cleaved from cheap synthesizers and drum machines, and the result could be described as thrift store synthpop.

70
AllMusic

Sagar seems trapped at home and unable to break free from everything that's holding him down, but he's doing his best to get by.

70
Under The Radar

Self-assured felted guitar, velvety vocals, boiled hip-hop, and shades-down electronica are certainly Fresh Air, rooted in a DIY greenness and piecemealed found recordings.

70
God Is in the TV

Mixing classic soul with melancholia, chillwave and trip-hop amongst other subgenres, Edmonton’s Peter Sagar, aka Homeshake, transports us into a blissed out dream world where the sun shines all day long and we are served up a never ending cocktail of love and understanding on a silver platter.

Angstyout
88
He really grew into his own on this record. Really enjoyable, really great, its like a cosy room with your favourite cup of coffee in your favourite mug whilst petting your adorable cat and the breeze is rolling in, and then bam bae walks in without underwear
95
The clash of the new age yacht rock and the timeless feel of R&B possesses this album to just be an amazing self expression of personality song after song. Songs are confusing, and that's more than likely intentional. Not everything is suppose to make sense. Peter's vocals are both amazingly comforting, and eerily uncomfortable at every corner. You will never know when the voice manipulation is actually coming on your first time around listening to this album. The keys on this album add a ... read more
76
Super relaxing album. Good production and nice alternative r&b vibe.
TheRootBoy
60
This was one of those albums I remembered circulating for a month or something on Cymbal. It was kind of neat and felt like it had potential to catch on, but ultimately it faded away and came off boring in the long run.
MasterCrackfox
63
Best Track: Khmlwugh
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#98/Les Inrocks

Track List

  1. Hello Welcome
  2. Call Me Up
  3. Not U
  4. Every Single Thing
  5. Wrapping Up
  6. Getting Down, Pt. II (He's Cooling Down)
  7. Timing
  8. TV Volume
  9. Khmlwugh
  10. Fresh Air
  11. Serious
  12. So She
  13. This Way
  14. Signing Off
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