Novanta feels ‘new’ to me. classic shoegaze elements, poundy drums and driving bass, reverb’d vocals, mixed with modern details like tremolo picking and long delay decays. the album feels a little scattered, almost like a compilation from a record label specializing in a ‘sound range’ and attempting to exemplify that range to the world. however, it is unified in its dreamy gaziness. i need to listen to other novanta records. if you’re new to shoegaze and pop songs dreamscapes novanta will do you right. a standout is track 2, very sigur ros and track 6 is very modern also.
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