Helium by Homeshake

Homeshake is the project from Peter Sagar  - an escapee from the Mac De Marco touring band who has already issued several dollops of R&B influenced lo-fi pop. Helium is the product of both a much clearer mental state for the artist and of a new home recording set up which allowed him to tinker further with his tracks following increased interest in ambient and electronic compositions.

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Helium by Homeshake
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7/10 Clinton 13 February 2019

I know it's only February but summer is coming, I can feel it in my bones. Global warming is increasingly going to mean that we'll get summer all the year round therefore we'll get more records like Homeshake's 'Helium'. We'll also get more albums of this nature because I presume they are fairly easy to make. Get a basic bedroom set up, listen to some Prince records  - take a day or two off work. Job done. 

It doesn't mean that Helium is without its charms, it's full of woozy slow fi pop that seems to grind along at snails pace. Peter Segar whispers soulful nothings over the bedroom production all of which leads to a very pleasant sound that would be nice to relax to on a summer afternoon. The album comes across as a kind of lo-fi take on Blood Orange's neo-lit soul  - it has the same insouciant charm but lacks perhaps the ambition and eclectic nature of the Dev Hynes project.  

It drifts inconsequentially at times, I'd like Segar to really go for it production wise  - sometimes he can sound like another millennial faffing about in his bedroom. Not unpleasant at all but tracks like 'Just Like My' show where he could go with this if he upped his game a bit. For now I'm waiting for the sun to come so this can soundtrack the sound of me doing nothing whatsoever.   



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