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New Stones Taro: “You Are (M)”

Kyoto’s Stones Taro has turned the past into their playground over the last two years. “You Are (M)” moves away from the blunted territory of “lo-fi house” in favor of a jungle number that allows the edges to blur a bit, a seeming nod to the glory days now well gone by (that, presumably, Stones Taro didn’t experience themselves, but is imagining here). Their latest track moves between those wobbly passages — often marked by vocal samples — that feel out of time before dropping hard into stuttering passages where Stones Taro brings the energy up as high as they can. But those moments never last, always interrupted and doomed to be fragments. But it’s fun while it lasts. Listen above.