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Round And Soft: Sawa Angstrom’s “Tape Loop”

Kyoto project Sawa Angstrom has been around since 2017, featuring a trio of artists who have dabbled in all sorts of other indie projects over the years. With this one though, soft and reflective is what they aim for. “Tape Loop” offers a gentle entry into their style, and it stands out as the highlight from their just-released debut EP. Synthesizer notes whirl around, leaving plenty of room for the vocals to circle alongside them, delivered in a soft but forceful voice that you might use to get a point across in a quiet cafe. Even the beat opts for something easy to sink into rather than as a tension-building element. But it all works to create an absorbing electronic number that’s nice to zone out to. Listen above.