Elegant Animals is R&B meets Frank Ocean’s cousin, meets bedroom music, meets organic, overdub vibes, plus three years of guitar lessons. Spectrum Nocturnal is seven tracks of Philly neo-soul—guitar licks, back-‘n-forth piano and the occasional dark synth bass. It’s dope. Where it doesn’t succeed is in it’s predictable, archetypal songwriting “It was another dream, common theme”, “It was my mistake.” (“My Mistake” being a Marvin Gaye joint). It felt very familiar, not entirely word-for-word, copy & paste a Wikipedia article similar, but brief feelings of deja vu. But, this release is enjoyable. Ultimately, this is bedroom music for the bedroom.
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