Homeshake is a chill guy. As chill as you imagine someone might be who escaped the presumed nightmare of being in Mac De Marco's backing band. He now makes laid back home made lo-fi soul seemingly made on the cheapest keyboards ever but it reminds us of relaxing on a summers day so all is good. Slinky and warm this should sound nice when the sun shines.
8/10 Clinton Staff review, 31 January 2017Homeshake’s Peter Sagar was once a member of Mac De Marco’s band and it’s easy to see why he’s now so laid back. I imagine getting off that macabre roller coaster might come as such a relief you just want to sit about making lo-fi R&B for a while. …and this is what he does to rather pleasant effect. He sits tinkering away with some lo-fi electronics and stretching his thin reedy voice on top. It’s the sort of music that manages to be rather lovely without you really being able as to pinpoint why. Imagine though if he tried to do this stuff back in ’84? Well he’d certainly be getting re-issued now as some kind of ahead-of-his-time-lo-fi-genius. What Homeshake has in spades are really nice tunes. Both ‘Call Me Up’ and particularly ‘ Every Single Thing’ are full of catchy ear worms referencing the golden age of 80s soul and R&B and in particular Prince. The album is a lovely listen, seductive and dreamy bedroom soul that despite or maybe be because of his use of the cheapest keyboards ever invented has a shimmering laid back sound that you just want to put on the turntable and let do it’s thing. If Trump hasn’t banned it before summer then once that sun comes out again this is going to be a great record to laze around then house to. It shimmers, it plinks and plonks in all the right places and a couple of listens in the hooks start to reveal themselves.
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