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Reviewed by Bing Turkby

ABG: Watershed

Reviewed by Bing Turkby

ABG: Watershed

Immersive soundscapes ahoy! Josh Finegan shows his electronic range, under the moniker ABG, on this six-track album.

Opener 30ft combines acoustic guitar and ambient foley-style sounds with reflective beats, to produce a perfect chill out experience. Writing The Same Letter introduces a few suggestive oohs and ahs to the mix, hinting at a more sensual type of soundtrack altogether. Jazz Breaks Holes ups the danceability factor, featuring angular stabs of keyboard chords along with disorienting glissandos, and sampled vocals.

Things get all blippy and bleepy in A Thought Without Peace, before segueing into a thumping kick pattern. Slicing, stuttering samples are sprinkled through Never Forget A Threat. The overall effect is that of a well-sequenced set or soundtrack, not simply a collection of songs. From the gentle start, it takes you on a ride and attempts to mess with your head, in the nicest way possible. Headphone listening is recommended, or perhaps live at a show, for that full immersive effect.

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