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Psyrok - Single Review: Only Yesterday

29 Jun 2015 // A review by James Castady-Kristament

Psyrok & Li'l Sister Jen aka (LSJ) have put out a new single titled Only Yesterday

Psyrok is a Trip Hop producer from Wellington and Little Sister Jen aka (LSJ) is a vocalist from Sweden. The Duo collaborate over the internet and according to a review I read about the pair, they have never met in person.

Only Yesterday is a passive lullaby of down tempo Trip Hop with the kind of ambiance that might see you poring a warm bath and lighting some candles. Reminiscent of Massive Attack and Portishead, it's the kind of tune that you could drift away with or fall asleep to. 

I don't know anything about Trip Hop but I felt like the vocals stayed in the same low gear throughout the song. The song was missing an effective build in the music and a climax in the vocal melody and overall dynamics. There is a slight hook to the song but it's not very strong. I liked the harmonies in the vocals and the production was ok, but it sounded like a home recording. 

All in all it's a charming piece of music but for me it fell short of a track you would consider releasing as a single or standout track in a body of work.

Check out Only Yesterday by Psyrok and Little Sister Jen aka (LSJ)

 

About Psyrok

Psyrok is a cross-genre electronica producer and songwriter based in Wellington, New Zealand. He also runs his own micro-label Psylince Records.

Psyrok recently released the collaborative EP 'Calculus' featuring Swedish vocalist Jenny Larsson (aka Li'l Sister Jen). The two have never met and until they were introduced during an interview on Radio New Zealand's 'Music 101' show, they had never even spoken. The EP was created entirely over the internet with Psyrok writing and producing the music and Jenny contributing vocals.

Psyrok has previously released another EP featuring Jenny Larsson, titled 'Akinosuke' and his debut solo release 'Volume 1'.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Psyrok

Releases

Omega Point Blank
Year: 2017
Type: EP
Calculus
Year: 2012
Type: EP
Volume 1
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Akinosuke EP
Year: 2009
Type: EP

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