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The Japanese House - In the End It Always Does

The second album by The Japanese House - alias of Buckinghamshire’s Amber Bain - signifies a real movement in the musician’s work, and it’s definitely in the right direction. Her vocals and lyrics really step into the spotlight in this new release, while previously they often got lost amongst heavy production. Taking us on a journey through the many different phases one experiences after a break up, despite being mostly bright and upbeat, a moody tinge accompanies each track and it’s an intriguing dichotomy. While perhaps lacking any standout tracks, though ‘Touching Yourself’ and ‘Boyhood’ come closest, it’s a great, laidback listen overall. LT

Out now on Dirty Hit

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