Album Review of Harlecore by Danny L. Harle.

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Danny L. Harle

Harlecore by Danny L. Harle

Release Date: Feb 26, 2021
Record label: Mad Decent
Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance, Experimental Ambient, Left-Field Pop

77 Music Critic Score
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Harlecore - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Exclaim - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Popular music has been borrowing '80s synth sounds for what seems like a while now, both in the Top 40 and otherwise, with some examples sounding almost parodic at this point. (The Weeknd's wildly popular "Blinding Lights" comes to mind. ) But what about the '90s? Love Inc.

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Pitchfork - 73
Based on rating 7.3/10

Danny L Harle chews pop music into a sugary sludge. From the effervescent radio refractions of his early singles for PC Music to more recent tracks for Rina Sawayama and Charli XCX, he melts down familiar forms into their basest elements, delighting in the gross, glowing sounds that pool around the edges. Each track showcases his surreal sense of humor alongside his love for saccharine melodies and alien sound design, a philosophy that extends across mediums: His most iconic piece of merch is a T-shirt emblazoned with the words HUGE DANNY.

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