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Scraps - New World LP

Scraps - New World LP

Moontown Records

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When revisiting Scraps previous full-length TTNK (pronounced Titanic, also on Moontown Reocrds, 2016) in the lockdown of 2020 I found it more affecting than when I first purchased it sometime near the release date.

Maybe its impact was slightly muffled by the mid-decade influx of synthesizers into the DIY world, but it shines more brightly on it’s own.

While 'New World' isn’t just more-of-the-same from Laura Hill (aka Scraps) it certainly retains all the enjoyable qualities.

Bits of this record remind me of the introverted-joy of those early Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle jams, as well as Young Marble Giants, and for that I find it a lot more enjoyable than the austere coldness of most so called synth-wave. It’s top tier 21st century synth pop, right up there with Holy Balm and Sex Tourists!
- Nic