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Shmu’s shapeshifting, unpredictable fourth full-length, Vish is the LA-via-Austin based musician’s version of a mixtape, a collaborative and beautifully frenetic effort featuring key contributions from close friends and musical peers. Sharpening his chops in recent months as the touring drummer for Vinyl Williams, Shmu’s knack for jagged, razor-sharp groove ensures Vish thrives as a living, breathing, amorphous experience that demands repeat listens.
Pulsing with swirling synths, vivid vocal melodies and intricate, hard-hitting percussion, Vish expands on Shmu’s brand of psychedelic, genre-defying pop and seamlessly extends it across 11 kaleidoscopic and triumphant tracks. “Jetskis In Virginia” featuring Felicia Douglass (Ava Luna/The Dirty Projectors/Gemma) highlights warped, stuttering beats and R&B-tinged vocals, while “I’m Coming For You” ramps up layers of electronics and samples until erupting in a glitched-out frenzy.