Pittsburgh’s Fictional Girlfriend creates elusive compositions that find the midpoint between ambient, noise, and experimental electronic music.
The latest Fictional Girlfriend release, Violence Pop, comes to us unmastered and lightly mixed. The album’s sounds are tinnier and more brittle as a result; where previous FG releases like last April’s Phi of the Green Hills are lush and full, Violence Pop is skeletal and bare. “Serotonin Shuffle” is one of the album’s livelier tracks, featuring rapid fire pops and clicks that flit through a mist of synth drones. Its another vivid soundscape from an artist who always keeps things impressionistic and absorbing.
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