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Drifting Out West: Ruby Lemon’s “The Ship Of Imagery”

Based out of Fukuoka, Ruby Lemon is the new solo project of Kumiko, formerly of the band Amorphous. Under her new alias, she’s moving towards something more reflective and more sun-bathed, vaguely tropical but ultimately more on the dreamy side. “The Ship Of Imagery” unfolds slowly, synthesizer notes drifting across all blurred and the beat mostly reserved, all allowing Kumiko’s voice to stand out. With more listens, what makes “The Ship Of Imagery” work so well is how everything mixes just right, the whole song checking off all the adjectives you’d need to describe dream pop without turning into a gauzy puddle. Listen above, or get it here.