Mastering an recreating a sound isn’t a bad thing when it’s done well. For some it’s enough to make a career out of, whilst Minneapolis-based Maymok has only managed to crank an album’s worth of material out of their chosen sound, making the kind of other worldly fuzz that seems to elude others. Largely based on loops and long, introverted electronic musings, it’s a heady, twinkling mix that doesn’t fall into the usual chillwave trappings that befall their peers.
There are enough bands around at the moment that sound like they’ve simply feeding back the music that soundtracking their videogame playing, 16-bit youth, but Maymok’s focus is typically slightly different. These are the kind of tracks that feel like they should funish a mini-game or dream sequence, or possibly even the end credits of a particularly tiring adventure game. It’s almost sparse in it’s lack of energy, little in the terms of build up and release and even less in the terms of focal points, but this is kind of thing to close your eyes and get lost within. God knows how it transfer into being played live, or even if that’s possible at all, but this isn’t the kind of music where the logistics should even come into it – just sit back, and admire it’s uncompromising beauty in all it’s shimmering glory.