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Boomkat Product Review:
After a year of (often dismal) shoegaze revivalists releasing albums by the lorry load it's nice to hear someone tapping into a similar aesthetic and actually doing something fresh with it. Aartika's Jon De Rosa clearly has that same penchant for anachronistic usage of chorus effects and is very probably yet to find the 'off' switch on his reverb pedal, but the songs are several cuts above your standard nu-gaze foolishness. 'Seventy Jane' has a grand old chorus and a great, building sense of dream-pop excess. The tempo and density dissipates some for the no-less exceptional 'I Name You Sleep', which fuses a powerful string line with primitive drum machine and washes of hazed over guitars. Marking a slight departure, 'Arms' is defined by an electronically enhanced rhythm section and a vocal that features that same Americanised Morrissey impersonation Brandon Flowers exploits. Despite that, it's still somehow rather charming. The final two tracks might well be the two best on the album. They're both slow jams, with the first, 'Matchless' deeply immersed in a deep slowcore warmth and emotive gravitas while the second, 'Rooftop Films' serves as its instrumental counterpart, making for a rich, downtempo post-rock dirge filled with creaking strings, waves of background distortion and gorgeous, chiming electric guitars. Recommended.