AOTY 2021

Neō Wax Bloom

Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #120 / 898
User Score
Based on 528 ratings
2017 Ratings: #67
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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.

redbded
90
9.0 - Phenomenal

HOW DID I NOT CHECK THIS OUT EARLIER!!!

Electronic music is a genre I always have been interested in, even if I have not listened to to much of it. There are some artists and album in the genre that are able to make works that completely blow my mind, with their atmosphere, textures, catchiness, irresistible nature, and more. I checked out this album due to Iglooghost’s sophomore release, coming out this week, and god damn, Neō Wax Bloom is one album that is so good ... read more
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
cakenator
78
@EraX album swap (2/7)

Now this was…. interesting to say the least, it’s like my adhd in music form, pure insanity, very fast paced tracks that are rather fun, but I feel like it didn’t do much other than that.

Favorite track: peanut choker
Least favorite track: purity shards
Quet
67
I love the wonky sound here, but every track on Neō Wax Bloom was the same.
Getoutdakitchen
81
"Neō Wax Bloom" is a very fun, chaotic and creative explosive electronic journey with plenty of quirky vocals on a language that Iglooghost made up for his music (if that's not unique, I don't know what is), unpredictable glitchy and wonky production that's full of color and off the wall insanity, it's very varied and creative. I see how for some this LP may end up annoying or overkill, but I enjoy it's uncontrolled energy quite a bit, it doesn't have many duds too, if you enjoyed ... read more
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Added on: August 8, 2017