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Natural Pause: POOL’s “Cream Soda”

Junya Sato’s POOL project features only one song as of now, but it is a doozy. “Cream Soda” is a slight number – guitar, some effects, his voice, percussion that sounds like it is coming from a hippie commune. Yet he constructs it in such a way this it boasts a psychedelic edge, everything blurring together into a slow-motion reflection. What sounds like a bird whistling away lends the song a deep-in-nature vibe, and Sato’s voice is effective too – he sounds downtrodden for the most part, but at vital moments he pushes his voice to really drive home what reads like a moment of thinking back. Listen below.