- Words: Brigid Moore
- Label: Alpha Pup
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
Leftfield pop veteran Nick Thorburn (alum of Unicorns, Islands, and Th’ Corn Gang) is back with a new project, this time with the help of Los Angeles-based hip-hop producer Daddy Kev. The album’s production was heavily influenced by the pair’s temporary tropical environs (the Maui coastline) and is subtly beautiful, full of steel guitars, ukuleles, minor keys, and melancholic arrangements. There are quite a few gems, including the hypnotizing “Body Heat” and the spooky and melodic “Hit and Run,” but Reefer’s beautiful, sinister vision suffers from a couple of surprisingly so-so remixes from Dntel and Flying Lotus.
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