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Rough But Ready: Tamao Ninomiya’s “Migaku Hoo Rhythm Of Eyes”

Producer Tamao Ninomiya transforms rough numbers into charming little songs. The producer’s 2015 demo Heavenly Disorders highlighted that well, with chirpy little synth numbers wandering off in all sorts of directions, but most of the creations featuring a melodic grounding of some sort — even if said grounding moved out of frame quickly after. Ninomiya’s latest again highlights their off-kilter approach to synth-pop, full of 808 hits, flourishes of juicy keyboard melodies and a lot of vocals sometimes seeming like they are off in their own world. Yet this charm point — similar to the darker-tinged approach used by Metoronori — adds nice tension to the song, and makes those moments when everything clicks all the better. Listen above.