Category: Music Reviews

Album Review: ‘Balada’ by Pastel Lite

An Album Worth Delving into Headfirst.   Conceptual, dreamy and original — Pastel Lite is back with the work of art we’ve all been waiting for. The KL based experimental duo shifted from a forward sounding tone, and taken 13 languid steps back to a more dreamy and laidback soundscape, but still punches without losing out on its themes. With Balada, they manage to pull it off with aplomb, and possibly executed even better than expected — high praise, given their successful EP ‘Etcetera’. From guitar-layered and snare-filled melodies to the exquisite choice of words — the 38-minute album...

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Psytrus is FRESH with his debut album.

By Marissa Dinar Man! I wound up listening to this album with the widest smile on my face. And this is saying something because it takes a while for me to like new songs/albums in general. The amount of talent Psytrus, or to go by his real name, Madaan, has is astounding. The one word that I’d probably use to describe his debut album, T-Shirt Kinda Guy, is: FRESH! The thing about his LP is that there seem to be no sonical boundaries. With the first few tracks, you get the mellow, happy beats you’d love to dance to in...

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REVIEW: Rest Now by JaggFuzzBeats

By Muhammad Nabil I’ll be honest. I’ve listened to this album to the very last song at least 15 times and I still could not muster up words to describe just how remarkable everything about it is. The debut album by Azrul and Omar fills what the indie scene has been lacking all this while: pure, unadulterated indie rock that’s simple and easy to get into. What’s refreshing is that there really aren’t many bands around that sound as crisp as Jaggfuzzbeats do.  Azrul’s vocals whisks you along the album’s love stories, detailing the journey from the chase all...

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Top 10 Malaysian Songs of 2016

By The Level With the return of the likes of Butterfingers, Disagree, Pop Shuvit, The Times AKA, ACAB, and Deja Voodoo Spells, you could say that 2016 has been the year of comebacks. However, no matter how good the nostalgia kicks in, there’s nothing better than listening to something new – fresh out of the oven. For many, 2016 has also been a year of groundbreaking releases. It’s a year where an invisible barrier of collective cockiness from different scenes was subconsciously brought down, thanks to the power of the internet and good music. The Level decided to throw...

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Top 30 Malaysian Songs of 2016 Part 2 (20-11)

Yesterday, we released the first part of our list of Top 30 Malaysian Songs of 2016, revealing our picks for numbers 30 to 21 – featuring the likes of Bunkface, Hujan, Talitha Tan, and Liyana Fizi. You can check that out over here: Clicky Click Today, we’re revealing our picks for numbers 20 to 11. Let’s dive into some of the best Malaysian music 2016 had to offer:   Perusak Cinta by Gerhana Ska Cinta ft Liyana Fizi Gerhana Ska Cinta came back with a brand new look – but the same old ska groove. GSC’s return was very...

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