Well that didn’t take long. After a buzzworthy album, Auckland, NZ indie rap/rockers The Wyld return with a new EP for your listening pleasure. Abstract features six emphatic cuts that balance dark backdrops with hazy vocals and inescapable hooks. The comparisons to Kid Cudi are understandable, but Cudder hasn’t put together anything as concise and memorable as Abstract in a minute. Lead track “Confusion” builds on the momentum of The Preface with Ratatat-like guitar effects and a sing-along ready hook. Elsewhere, “Odyssey” gets tribal with pulsing percussion and triumphant raps, “Wake Up” benefits from keys and syncopated rhythms and rhymes, while initial hit “Revolution” appears as a reworked edit. Stream Abstract below and purchase via Amazon and name your own price bandcamp.
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