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High Sunn / Missed Connections
Album:Missed Connections Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:High Sunn Added:09/2018
Label:Pnkslm Recordings 

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Add Date:2018-09-30 Pull Date:2018-12-02 
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Album Review
DJ Dissociation
Reviewed 2018-09-28 
Missed Connections (High Sunn)

Reviewed by: DJ Dissociation, 9.26.18

High Sunn is the solo project of 18 year old San Francisco native Justin Cheromiah; Missed Connections is his first full-length album after a series of EPs. Heavy vocal filters and indie rock instrumentation characterize the majority of the album, which picks up in energy after the fifth track. Each track is short, 3 minutes at most. RIYL: Tame Impala, Cage the Elephant.

Rec: 6,7,8. FCCs: none

1. (2:17) Midtempo indie lament with shakily delivered vocals. 2. (3:18) Strong start with spots of shrieking guitar, vocals are the low point of this track. 3. (2:47) Tame Impala vibes, distorted vocals over uptempo rock. 4. (2:33) More washy indie rock, refrain ‘I am a terrible person.’ 5. (2:43) ‘Kokuhaku’ is, roughly, the act of confessing love in Japanese culture; the lyrics reflect this. Besides that, the track doesn’t stand out from the rest. 6.* (2:50) With clearer vocals and a more driving instrumental line, this track picks the album up from the monotony of its first half. 7.* (2:24) Upbeat guitar and drums cut through mildly monotonous vocals for a pleasant indie rock track. 8.* (2:41) This one features a catchy motif ‘so I made a song/ for you to dance along’ and an upbeat instrumentation. 9. (3:01) Bright guitar riffs and a driving indie rock beat. 10. (3:04) Vocals half-yelled reminiscent of Tame Impala, strong guitar.

Track Listing
1.Summer Solstice 6.Banh Mi
2.I Thought You Were There 7.Indirect Kiss
3.Those Last Words 8.Dedication
4.Soft Spoken 9.Freshman Year
5.Kokuhaku 10.Hoho Market