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Kuroma / Dark Horse Rides Again, The
Album:Dark Horse Rides Again, The Collection:General
Artist:Kuroma Added:06/2017
Label:Votiv 

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Add Date:2017-06-21 Pull Date:2017-08-23 
Week Ending:6 Aug30 Jul23 Jul16 Jul9 Jul2 Jul25 Jun
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Album Review
Slow Proteo
Reviewed 2017-06-18 
Kuroma // The Dark Horse Rides Again

Album is defined by reverb-processed vocals, guitar awash in chorus, and an occasional sunny feel. Could be a tighter album if it was a bit shorter. Frontman Hank Sullivant - formerly of The Whigs and touring guitarist for MGMT – has a distinctive croon and some moments of interesting songwriting, especially on the first track. Sounds like if King Tuff took a xanax.

1) A Day with No Disaster** (3:13): Reverbed guitar and guitar chords fill the space, catchy little song with interesting vocal timbre and harmonies.
2) A Curse of Mine (3:57): Staccato chords with arpeggiated vocal FX. Some interesting sounds but overall repetitive and unengaging.
3) Lucky Man (4:16): Wah guitar and a sort of love-sick vibe here.
4) I’m the Kind* (4:07): Finally some distortion! Interesting instrumentation especially in the interludes and outro.
5) Perfect Girl* (4:02): A little cutesy moldy peaches kind of song here – fun track with some strings and fun vocals.
6) Uprising (2:37): Repetitive vocals over some choppy synth chords.
7) I Don’t Know What I Should Do (3:23): Sleepy song with slow chorus-heavy guitar chords
8) In a California Way** (3:10): A bit more upbeat and sunny here – “In a California way, here today, gone tomorrow” – vocals in a sort of King Tuff king of style.
9) The Sun is Too High (3:48): Another beachy feeling here, but not as engaging as track 8.
10) I Want the Kingdom (5:02): Organ chords open the song, joined later by crunchy guitars and the usual reverbed distant vocals. Mix is pleasantly full here. The song drags somewhat.
11) Tennessee Walker (2:30): Bouncy tune with guitar arpeggios and somewhat frantic vox.
12) The Island in Me (5:19): Phased guitars and vocal harmonies straight out of a Pink Floyd song.

Slow Proteo


Track Listing
1.A Day With No Disaster 7.I Don't Know What I Should Do
2.A Curse Of Mine 8.In A California Way
3.Lucky Man 9.The Sun Is Too High
4.I'm The Kind 10.I Want The Kingdom
5.Perfect Girl 11.Tennessee Walker
6.Uprising 12.The Island In Me