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MY FRIEND THE CHIMPANZEE

WE REVIEW THE NEW EP FROM MY FRIEND THE CHIMPANZEE

From, Vienna comes an electrifying burst of musical creativity in the form of My Friend the Chimpanzee’s latest EP, “2Paradise.” With a blend of synth-pop sensibilities, experimental flourishes, and a generous dose of vocoder vocals, this Austrian outfit invites listeners on a sonic journey that’s as whimsical as it is infectious.

The EP kicks off with “Be careful what you wish for,” it grabs your attention with its mysterious build, they waste no time in establishing its sonic palette, layering shimmering synths and hypnotic beats to create a sound that’s both retro and refreshingly modern.

As the EP unfolds, we’re treated to the title track, “2Paradise,” a dreamy excursion into electro-pop bliss. With its ethereal vocals and lush production, this track feels like a sonic escape to a neon-lit utopia, where worries melt away and the dance floor beckons.

But it’s on “Twin moons / bearwolk pt. 2” where My Friend the Chimpanzee truly shines, showcasing their experimental side with a sprawling, genre-bending opus. From its haunting opening chords to its explosive crescendo, this track is a testament to the band’s ambition and willingness to push the boundaries of conventional pop music.

MY FRIEND THE CHIMPANZEE

Yet, for all its sonic experimentation and infectious energy, “2Paradise” is not without its flaws. While the EP’s production is undeniably slick and polished, there are moments where the songwriting feels a bit formulaic, relying too heavily on familiar tropes and clichés. Additionally, the vocoder vocals, while adding a unique touch to the band’s sound, occasionally veer into gimmicky territory, detracting from the emotional resonance of the lyrics.

However, it’s clear that My Friend the Chimpanzee’s passion for their craft shines through in every note of “2Paradise.” Their dedication to improving as musicians is evident, and while this EP may not be perfect, it’s a bold step forward for a band with boundless potential.

So, dear readers, if you’re in the mood for a synth-pop odyssey that’s equal parts catchy and adventurous, look no further than My Friend the Chimpanzee’s “2Paradise.” Who knows? You might just find yourself dancing your way to paradise alongside these talented Austrians.

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