“Dreamy psychedelic atmospherics drenched in a syrup of hazy sonic degradation backed with ever engaging beats and melancholy chords and melodies. I appreciate the evolution of this band, as well as their relentless drive to remain true to their artistic vision rather than pander to the whims of a fickle audience. I've got every Bocuma release I could get my hands on, and this one is no less or more than any of the others. It stands on its own, yet fits in nicely with the whole.
Worth Fighting For is an album of crisp, digital music. It feels almost like Bocuma in high-def surround sound. The way they equalize and alter their music envelops me and a warm sea glass cocoon. Every song feels like subliminal line noise is dancing through them, as if my headphones are too close to my wall and I can hear random radio singals through the electral outlet. My favorite tune as of this writing is Cliffs of Moher, not for its melody or message, but just for sheer technique.
Very much unlike Protect & Survive, something about the songs on this album transport me to fading memories of glare-y, lazy, summer days and hot, quiet summer nights. The tracks are uplifting and catchy, yet timeless in a very nostalgic, and therefore almost melancholic sense. A couple of these tracks have brought tears to my eyes. Other times I have studied to these tracks, slept while the album plays on repeat, driven with it on in the car, and just sat around with them in my head all day, never once tiring of the tunes. I love this album so much, and the most stand-out tracks would have to be "1978yh", followed by "We Can Build Yoou" and "Losing Reception". The CD takes you on an almost conceptual journey though the warmer, technicolour tones of the rainbow.
Those of you who are curious, new-arrivals, or those who want to introduce a loved one to this genre of music this Christmas: I strongly encourage you to purchase this album: discover one of the world's most belovedly mysterious musical secrets for yourself, while they are displaying their warmest and most inviting moods. Every track has something special about it, and the songs are most appreciated as a whole album. It may be a late arrival, but it certainly makes my top 5 albums for this year.” – From Soundcloud
released 03 March 2013
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