Alpines’ debut Oasis was released two years ago, well-made electronica pop/dance with an upbeat feel.
Another River is similar but more downbeat in sound, with more slower tracks. There are no real standouts but it’s a nice mood album, good for late night or early morning.
Rather than standouts there are nice moments: the charged opening of Take Me To The Water (eight tracks in, a sign of the quality) or the moment when opener Another River goes into a massive chorus. Completely is nice (close to the sound of Little Dragon, for fans of Yukimi Nagano).
If you need a criticism, it’s a little unvarying but if you want something a little sophisticated and soulful to listen to while chilling out, you can probably forgive that.
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