BowtiedMedia

BowtiedMedia

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Best of 2022

Recent Ratings

IMANU - Unfold
IMANU
Unfold
80
Sep 27
SLANDER - Thrive
SLANDER
Thrive
40
Sep 26

Recent Reviews

Pauline Herr, TWERL - Distance
40
This EP isn't quite "bad" per se, it just doesn't really do much. Each song (just three) at quite short and offers little to no new idea into the scene.

Favourite: Stay With Me
Least: Wherever You Go

Former Hero - meadowdeath
80
This EP has the potential to absolutely punch you in the gut, emotionally. Former Hero has always had the ability to craft meaningful lyricism with niche electropop/future bass, with that sentiment turned up to 11 on this EP. While I did enjoy his 2021 LP "Footpaths", I think "meadowdeath" takes all the strong parts of that album and squishes them into a rich EP. This project is all the best parts of Former Hero in one place.

Favourites: cardinal, branches, to you, for ... read more

IMANU - Unfold
80
This is what Flume would have sounded like today had he not taken the more commercial (nature) route. IMANU's "Unfold" is a beautiful experience of drum and bass, future bass, and glitch pop sounds all blended together to form something truly unique. While there are not a ton of star power songs on this record, IMANU makes up for that with consistent quality and tracklist cohesion. While primarily a drum and bass album, it is a far cry from the standard sounds you hear on most other ... read more
Steve Aoki - HiROQUEST Genesis
20
Steve Aoki continues to be such an odd character. HiROQUEST Genesis is a horrendously confused and sporadic project that lacks any real tonal cohesion or industry standard production. Steve Aoki really has become so much a brand that he doesn't need to make anything palletteable for it to get streams. Even the vocal features from this album are half-assed and phoned in. This project moves across a variety of genres that do not mesh well in the context of the tracklist. From punk to dubstep, to ... read more
Alexander Panos - Nascent
70
This album was quite the experience. Imagine Porter Robinson but the glitchiness is turned up 10x and the intelligibility is turned down 20x. Much of this project comes down to the dichotomy of beautiful instrumentation and warping synths. Alexander Panos is a very new artist on the scene making this debut album even more impressive. Leaning quite heavily into the experimental side of synthpop/dreampop, Nascent is a sirene audio journey. And while not always a bad thing, this project is best ... read more

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2mo
Only way to do it no cap
4mo
I have arrived :D
8mo
Is good to see electronic appreciation here on this site (even if we don't have the same taste in EDM, all EDM is great)
1y
Oh shit I saw your videos on nurture!
1y
Oh, the most underrated youtuber??
1y
Thanks for the follow! I’m not very familiar with a bunch of the stuff you’ve reviewed, but I enjoy how you approach your content, I’ll have to check out some of your higher rated albums
1y
I mean...I like Bauuer.
1y
Suprised you followed me considering the fact I've given horrible scores to like 1/10th of your favorite albums this year lol
1y
hello friend

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I review music on a YouTube channel that focuses primarily on electronic/EDM music.

I look at A LOT of music that the majority of this userbase does not.

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