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New Metome: “Lucy//Itch Stopping”

Metome’s music can sometimes just feel like an experiment in texture, like the Osaka producer is more interested in how a song feels than how it sounds. Usually, he manages to piece together something great out of that approach, as is the case on the squished-together “Lucy//Itch Stopping.” It’s an extremely spacious song that fizzles and contracts and squishes for its first half, before some piano keys enter in the second half, helping to corral the blobby sounds into something resembling a song — though, ultimately, sounding more like a bunch of interesting textures awaiting something more. Yet few can do it like Metome, and even his lab experiments sound deeply intriguing.