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New Hikaru Yamada And The Librarians: “My Unterritory”

“My Unterritory” seemingly falls apart at the seams. The latest from Hikaru Yamada and The Librarians features what sound like samples of strings, guitars and other instruments seemingly deteriorating in the back, Yamada letting the rough edges stick out and at one point lets it all fade out (to the point of literally skipping at a few instances). Even her singing seemingly crashes into itself at times, giving a pop song focused on the self a slightly wobbly edge that matches the uncertainty conveyed by the lyrics. Yet the key to “My Unterriroty” is that it doesn’t collapse in on itself, but holds together just enough, to make those cracks all the more intriguing. Listen above.