Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Micachu and the Shapes

Careening. Cavorting. Shambolic. Schizo-effective. All of these modifiers spring to mind, describing the debut album from Micachu and the Shapes, Jewellery. Ramshackle and ragged as a favored sweater, yet tight as a suit of leather armor, this album is all over the place, yet the average song length is around 3 minutes. The sound of Mica Levi's tiny tinny guitar is supplemented by beefy, fuzzy synths, and clattering test-tube percussions, ranging from phat dirty beats to found junk sounds, and her garbled grimey voice. This record is full of surprises and is full of teeth. It will snag you, hook you, and drag you into their luminous playground.

This was recommended to me by my friend Serge, it sounded cool but i didn't get it straight-away. One or two more careful passes while working, enhanced by about 8 shots of espresso, and i got it! Now i can't get away! So do yrself a favor and get some more Fun in yr life!



  1. J-Man! i too am caught in the snag of micachu and she won't let go. this is such a beautiful record to listen to on headphones. Herbert did an amazing job on production to help wrangle all the experimental noise into ever-repeatable pop music. Give Herbert's album, scale, a listen too, if you get the chance.

    see you soon, my friend.