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New Amunoa: “REM”

Calling something “underrated” often feels like a silly distinction, but I do kind of think Amunoa gets slightly overlooked in the Japanese electronic crowd. They are just so good at creating shifty little numbers, and using cut-up samples in a way that makes them stand out rather than blend in. “REM,” their latest, further shows the depth Amunoa is capable of. Lots of stuff is going on — samples, interlocking beats, a gauzy atmosphere — but from this Amunoa builds a number that feels a bit understated, every element blurring together just right. Listen above.