Leila

Like Weather

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Even compared to the dozens of edgy electronica songwriters appearing in the wake of Björk, Like Weather is quite a shot out of left field. Though many songs' anti-production values mark them as bedroom records in the vein of Rephlex geeks like Cylob or Bochum Welt, many of the vocal songs are downtempo symphonies worthy of Massive Attack. With a bit of studio tweaking reminiscent of Aphex Twin himself, the single "Don't Fall Asleep" has an assortment of unnatural frequencies, from the pitched-down, practically tuneless vocals to scattered dub explosions and pointed beats. The overall tone, though tremendously eclectic, is of an experimentalism far in advance of other electronic singer/songwriter acts out there.

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