Mura Masa - Mura Masa (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 262 MB
Label: Anchor Point Records – 5762314 | Tracks: 13 | Time: 45:16 min
Guernsey’s Alex Crossan—who trades under a name inspired by a 16th-century Japanese swordsmith—arrives. This is a debut album that circles a full kaleidoscope of electronic pop invention and fully justifies hype built when his Firefly EP arrived in 2015. Its juddering, NAO-assisted title track makes the cut here, alongside a full fleet of should-be singles. “Love$ick”—an update on another 2015 single and now with added A$AP Rocky—is a tropical banger fit for premium BBQ playlists, while Damon Albarn brings things to a mournful, gorgeous close on “Blu”.