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New Nostalgia: Uami’s “K. Kuyou Gara”

Remember flip phones? Uami sure does, and “K. Kuyou Gara” serves as an ode to “Galapagos” phones, those chunky pieces of plastic that were once so ubiquitous (and kinda still are with salarymen who just need to make calls to one another). It’s a delicate song, featuring muffled vocals and lyrics reflecting on the fantasy that this tech once brought people, when it was a truly new proposition. The twist? All of Uami’s song are made and recorded via iPhone according to the SoundCloud description. So you have this really intricate creation done on smartphone — check the percussion! — that honors the memory of the device it killed. Those are the levels I crave. Listen above.