Autre Ne Veut - “Play by Play”
Never really been into the nasally vocal stylings of Brooklyn R&B wunderkind Autre Ne Veut, but right from the start, his new LP for Oneohtrix’s Software imprint is absolutely glorious. There’s many familiar, trendy elements that can be found in everything from trap to Grimes: 808 percussion, trancey arepeggios, and chortling synth choirs… so much so that it makes me a little queasy when dissecting the music.
Taken together, though…this is some weird, abnormal, and just plain epic pop music. Really, whatever your reservations, you should check out this album.