Strongly reminiscent of Beach House, “Sakura Girl” is a gripping, hypnotic track from Barcelona-based act Aurehl. The track comes via the project’s second EP, Fractal. “Sakura Girl” is a cover of the track by Francesc Miralles, transforming the original’s piano-forward singer/songwriter charm into an expansive dream-pop gem, aesthetically sounding quite different. While a cover, “Sakura Girl” is a great showcase of the band’s impressive sound throughout Fractal, especially when the twinkling keys and murmuring rhythms arrive alongside the calming vocals as the three-minute mark approaches.
Opener “Tarantula” is another highlight — projecting an entrancing, icy soundscape led by guitar fragments and enveloping synth pads. Overall, this is an EP with heaps of dreamy allure.
Stream Aurehl’s Fractal EP in full below:
“Sakura Girl” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2020’ Spotify playlist.