Country: UK / Indonesia
Genre: Indie Pop
For fans of: Metronomy, Nilüfer Yanya, Bombay Bicycle Club
When this album from Welsh Indonesian singer / musician Ed Riman gets it right, it gets it really right. Balancing really high-quality percussion with good lyrics and grand synths is not an easy task, but many tracks on this record strike this balance to great effect.
This is a very raw expression of emotions and I think it could do with a little bit of a longer runtime to explore some of the instrumental choices, such as the really unique ones on Steppe. But wishing to hear more from an artist like this is a very nice criticism to be able to give.