The LA music stalwart has beautifully synthesised the simplism of lo-fi pop with the stigma of mental health; proving once and for all that the whole is greater than the sum of the pieces.
Have you ever felt like it’s just not your day? You know the one. A passing car will splash stagnant rain water over you right before an important meeting. Your toast jumps off the plate and lands butter side down. It can happen. But remember, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. However when that perpetual feeling of bad luck turns into something more serious, you’re left playing the Bill Murray character in a sinister Groundhog Day spin-off, and Point Lobo, otherwise known as Miles Senaki, knows these lines off by heart.
Sounding like a chance encounter between Thundercat and Tame Impala, the audio-visual maestro has valiantly penned his own open memorandum on the subject of despondency. Behind the Numan-esque koto plucks and bassy elasticity is a melancholic rhetoric that we’ve all found ourselves trying to answer. When one link breaks, the whole chain is broken, and yet Broken Parts holds it all together with a polished synth-pop adhesive. The exotic polyrhythms and boisterous drums mask a pained backstory, dancing under a thin film of Innerspeaker haziness.
“Let me help you help me” – Sudeki remedially pleads, gazing a desirous expression into the adjacent mirror. By self-counselling he seeks and succeeds to fix himself. Reassembling the fragments to form a painterly backdrop bedecked with ostentation. The Pharcyde drummer and digital animator imbues every sinew of his personality into the record, etching a code of percussional prowess and three dimensional mastery that truly reflects the multifaceted talents of its creator.
Serving as the delusory debut single from his forthcoming EP ‘Tacoma Narrows’, the mysticism of Studio Ghibli has marinated in an encyclopedic melting pot of stylistic influences. It’s fair to say that Lobo, above everything else, has refurbished his soul and affirmed his purpose, and sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.