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Posted February 24, 2015 by Mike Mineo in Tracks
 
 

Absofacto – “Dissolve”

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No wonder this track was #1 on Hype Machine’s non-remix charts immediately upon release. It’s one of the best songs I’ve heard this year. Absofacto’s “Dissolve” immediately touts a well-executed burst of eclectic stylistic flair, enjoyably difficult to classify in its welcome mixture of nostalgic pop, warbly electronica, and hints of R&B. The impressive stylistic balance reminds of artists like Gorillaz and Beck at their best and most stylistically intuitive — lofty comparisons but well-deserved comparisons in this case. I’m particularly fond of the glistening chorus, especially toward the end where the piano accompaniments heighten in pitch as they project fluttering arpeggios and then pause just past the three-minute mark, before it comes back around for one last delicious hook-filled finale.

We posted about this Ann Arbor native about three years ago, showcasing excellent gems like “Whose Side Are You On Anyway“? But “Dissolve” seems to represent the next and most exciting phase for Absofacto, one that very well may result in Jonathan Visger┬ábeing one of 2015’s breakthrough names.


Mike Mineo

 
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