Boomkat Product Review:
Charmingly cute, devilishly detailed pop music on Oval’s Berlin-based Uovooo label
“Years in the making, Partura is a debut album of immense scope: Yearning, melancholic, post-clubbing space ballads (NELUMBO), flirty, fragmented, avant-pop (FELES) and somber, haunting “Exotica”-infused melodies, ripped from old movie soundtracks over glitchy beats (WHY DO WE DO) and much more: Neo-baroque instrumentals (CELLULA), sounds of nature / wildlife, pastel-colored industrial (HIGH) - there is a lot going on this record.
Mei’s vocals range from to futuristic android lullabies (THE CRADLE OF THE CRADLE) to intimate, strangely solemn cyberpunk-chansons (THE THREE ENDS) - and there are even some sprinkles of the hedonistic, angular, synthetic 1980s in there (INSECTS).
“If Partura was a building, it would be one of these organic design studies by architects: A white, round cocoon house in the middle of nature - quaint, a little alien and mysterious. This album is a bit like me: A little wild, untamed, all about intense feelings. If Partura was a person, it would be a teenage girl”.”