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Shakeyface Bicycle Day Boogaloo

Longtime NYC DJ Doug "Shakeyface" Smiley had to clear a hurdle to create his first LP: figuring out how to make a coherent album while coming from a seasoned mixtape mentality. Moving from moments of Dabrye-styled digital glitch to the abstract instrumentalism of Daedelus, Shakeyface sounds most at home on "Looking Ahead" and "As I Was Saying," two plaintive, end-of-winter IDM repeat players. Ambitious, forward-thinking, and undeniably talented, Shakeyface has put together a palette of bright sonic colors on Bicycle Day Boogaloo; while he may not yet blend them with the skill of a master painter, this album nevertheless contains the first brushstrokes of a brilliant musical portrait.

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