Destroy Electronica

by Sora Shima

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"Hamiltonians Sora Shima have been quietly honing their Mogwai-derived instrumentals for a few years now. Well, not so quietly really, as they're capable of creating some earth-shattering moments when they really wind up. But with this kind of music it's the slow build-up lulling you into a false sense of security that is key, and this quartet excel at that. This third EP kicks off with the phenomenal Here Be Dragons, which slowly winds into a gorgeously febrile climax. While there's ample reference to those Scots, along with the obvious HDU and Jakob, Sora Shima inject a generous portion of their own aesthetic into the mix. It's followed by the old backmasking trick on the brief River City Reversal, before the gentle mediation of Calor Humano emerges from the haze. Sonically it's the best thing the band have done to date, with strings and wonderfully nuanced production. That's continued with the breakbeat atmospherics of Hello Big Sky and a so-minimalist-it's-barely-there 'hidden track'. This is a winning instrumental excursion."

4 / 5 stars
(Real Groove magazine - Issue 179)


released December 11, 2008



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Sora Shima Hamilton

Once described by Undertheradar as "properly abstract, terrifyingly beautiful", New Zealand sonic rock architects SORA SHIMA have been quietly (or perhaps not so quietly) honing their "dark and dreamy" instrumental craft since 2006. The fiercely independent group have self-released 3 EPs, a beautiful 10 inch vinyl 'Empress' and an ambitious longplayer entitled 'You Are Surrounded' (2014). ... more

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