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Nutshell review: Alice Glass

Thu, 07 Sep 2017

Alice Glass Alice Glass EP

Ever since Alice Glass’s first solo single “Stillbirth” came out a couple of years ago it’s been on repeat. Now we have another six songs to loop… endlessly. Her self-titled EP—released digitally in August 2017 without “final” artwork—expands on the sound Glass explored on “Stillbirth.” It’s not quite industrial, not quite pop, mostly aggro EDM, and all-around fantastic, top to bottom: The beats, the sounds, the cutting edges.

Especially remarkable is how Glass presents her vocals. Instead of a flat, sprite-like delivery or constant airy starlet whispers, she uses her vocals as another instrument in her palette of sound: singing, screaming, chopping them up, autotuning them, letting them breath naturally—whatever the moment in the song calls for, the song delivers, and nothing is immune to the necessary manipulation, not even her voice. This adds the most original element to the EP: her voice and her lyrics are the things that will define her unique stamp on the musical landscape, and this EP will be a milestone on that long and winding road of music history.

Bottom line: 5/5

Standout tracks: All of them. No kidding.

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017


Proudly presenting my new double A-side ‘Lion Mind / Jaws of Life’, available NOW here: Available everywhere from September 18th! Watch the new video for ‘Lion Mind’ (feat. Sansa). ^^^

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