AOTY 2018

Neō Wax Bloom

Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #92 / 715
User Score
Based on 210 ratings
2017 Ratings: #38
September 29, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brainfeeder / Label
Wonky, UK Bass / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters
The artist falls among the ranks of Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, Arca—artists who found their sound and then kept finding it further. Like these producers, Iglooghost has deeply tapped into the musical ecosystem. So adaptive is he to his surroundings, the surroundings will have no choice but to adapt right back.
90
Loud and Quiet
‘Neō Wax Bloom’ is an epic ode to short-attention spans that will make you glad it fried your brain with information and desensitised you to bright lights.
86
GIGsoup

This album is for anyone that feels that the electronic music they are subject to does not cut it in terms of originality or fun. The whole album oozes with energy.

80
AllMusic

If you're up for a highly creative, exhilarating sugar rush, Neō Wax Bloom will undoubtedly be one of the most joyous surprises of the year.

80
The Needle Drop

Iglooghost makes his full-length Brainfeeder debut with the impressive and fantastical Neō Wax Bloom.

80
Clash
‘Neō Wax Bloom’ begs for multiple listens and, once you’ve digested every morsel, you’ll be wanting to visit Mamu more often.
75
Northern Transmissions
With all the great production on this record and sheer love of music you can hear in the range of samples, it will still appeal to electronic fans primarily. While it could definitely stand to calm down at times, the energy will leave most listeners invigorated from start to finish.
73
Pitchfork
Even at its most elegant, the album unfurls like a sensory attack.
70
Exclaim!

Neō Wax Bloom is the epitome of busy, but Iglooghost is still able to produce tracks that have distinct, discernible snaps of clarity that stand out remarkably well amidst the energetic chaos.

BuffaloStaple
93
I seriously adore this album, it's imo one of the most impressive electronic albums i've ever heard. The song White Gum in particular absolutely stunned me, I smiled so hard listening to this track for the first time, like how tf is this shit possible. If you had just randomly handed one of these songs to me without me knowing what it is or telling me anything about it, I would assume it was the result of what would happen if SOPHIE, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Cashmere Cat, Autechre, Rustie ... read more
FearFlour
78
Iglooghost is my favorite nightcore artist.
exception
74
Chinese Nu Year, upon release, really took me by surprise and introduced me to a whole new realm of electronic music. Since then I've followed Iglooghost pretty closely, listening to any new song he puts out or update he made on this album, which has been talked about almost immediately after Nu Year in 2015.
The brief runtime of that EP might have been its saving grace, because with over 40 minutes of the same bumbly wonky that Iglooghost does best, it does feel a bit bloated. His ... read more
amygoodall
60
oh man I love this album but I hate this album!
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Track List

  1. Pale Eyes
  2. Super Ink Burst
  3. Bug Thief
  4. Sōlar Blade
  5. White Gum
  6. Purity Shards
  7. Zen Champ
  8. Infinite Mint (feat. Cuushe)
  9. Teal Yomi / Olivine (feat. Mr. Yote)
  10. Peanut Choker
  11. Göd Grid
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Added on: August 8, 2017