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New Sawa Angstrom: “Sweet Impact”

At multiple points during “Sweet Impact,” Sawa Angstrom appear close to losing control of the song. If this winter’s “Tape Loop” offered a soft landing into the group’s electronic sound, this number (and everything off of the wonderful Of Food EP, released this week) reveals a more jagged and near-collapse take on their sound. “Sweet Impact” bounces along, leaving space for some catchy singing but also making sure the synthesizer-generated edges leave a little room for wooziness. Late in the song, everything seems close to collapse, as the vocals start tripping over themselves and everything seems close to breaking apart. Yet Sawa Angstrom hold it together, and even make that chaos come together into a slightly glitchy pop experience. Listen above.