Album Review of Heyoon by Landshapes.

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Heyoon by Landshapes

Release Date: May 4, 2015
Record label: Bella Union
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk

68 Music Critic Score
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Heyoon - Fairly Good, Based on 4 Critics

The 405 - 75
Based on rating 7.5/10

Head here to submit your own review of this album. On Landshapes' sophomore album, Heyoon, the band goes full force into the strange and dark realms that nourish the bizarre, eccentric, and ominous. Sonically, Heyoon relies on jangling guitars, fuzzed-out bass, and heavy drums, all awash in atmospherics and feedback. It's hazy, psyche-rock with a kick.

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musicOMH.com - 60
Based on rating 3

Landshapes are an unconventional lot. A tropical tree and its fruit gave the London quartet the name for a debut album in 2013 – Rambutan. Second offering Heyoon now arrives, its name sprouting from a secret pavilion in a place called Ann Arbor in Michigan where youngsters would congregate and smoke pot, and do all the other things youths would get up to once outside of parental and school confines.

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New Musical Express (NME)
Their review was generally favourable

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The Line of Best Fit
Their review was generally favourable

Landshapes are an elusive lot. They set something of a shifty precedent with their first record, 2013’s Rambutan, which saw them weaving seamlessly between genres without committing to a signature sound. Heyoon, the band’s sophomore effort, is a similarly erratic bricolage, but this time around they seem to favour a particular set of shades and textures.

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