Boomkat Product Review:
Mikko Singh's sophoMorr album is dream pop dubbed to cassette tape, then turned into a cavernous shimmer of blurry drums, reverberating vocals and blooming '80s synths.
When he was a teenager, Mikko Singh would record his song ideas to tape, believing that one day he might have access to a proper high end studio where he could realize his vision in full. "Hallway Waverider" is an attempt for Singh to talk directly to his teenage self and say all that projection was unnecessary, it's the songs and the energy that matter. Twenty years later, Singh directly harks back to that emotional period, recording to a Tascam 4-track tape recorder and a reel-to-reel to reshape his arsenal of vintage instruments into shimmering MBV-inspired shades of pink.
It's good stuff too, one of our faves on Morr for some time, reminding us of the early 2000s levitation of neo-shoegaze bands like The Radio Dept. and Atlas Sound. Still not sure? Head over to 'A Bottomless Pit' for a tear-jerking moment that smudges familiar sounds into pure textural bliss.