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Hundred Waters

The Moon Rang Like a Bell


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Hundred Waters' new album is one of those that functions best under specific circumstances: in particular, late at night, with headphones on. Listening alone is probably best, too. It's a sonically adventurous electro-pop record and it makes for a dark, glittery listen that benefits most from dark, glittery surroundings. Drawing from various popular genres, chief among them the latest wave of indie R&B and hushed, minimal electronic production, The Moon Rang Like a Bell is Hundred Waters' first album for Skrillex's OWSLA label, and while their aesthetic doesn't veer too close to Skrillex's aggressive brand of dubstep, the new label has certainly electrified the group's sound. Their self-titled 2012 album could be classified under the niche "folktronica" term; all organic elements of folk have now been excised, save some of frontwoman Nicole Miglis' vocal tendencies. What remains is a hushed, beautiful collection of cavernous downtempo pop songs. (

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