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Some albums feel made to play out in the confines of headphones and it’s here, trapped somewhere between the neurons and grey matter, that the lo-fi funk and low-end electronics of ‘Skläsh’ satisfyingly thrum. The work of Leroy Skläsh (aka Leo Hopfinger), his mix of dubby krautrock, erratic instrumentals, and experimental jams create a constant sense of winding down, as this odds and ends collection of tracks happily drift with the unencumbered spirit of a bedroom recording. “I see this album more like a collection, a musical chronicle… like a DJ who is digging some strange tunes, no matter which era they are from,” says LeRoy.

It’s a sentiment that gives ‘Skai’ its chiming, clattering pace, ‘The Beach’ its wonky ebb, and leaves ‘Untitled Long Time’ just a 4/4 beat away from being something unassumingly great. And while it’s an arcane, easy-going approach that supplies plenty of confined charm, the lack of direction makes ‘Skläsh’ a curiously diverse journey to anywhere that’s ultimately heading nowhere in particular.

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