Hana Sent – Lampooni
Featuring a glorious nostalgic tinge, Hana Sent delivers a celebratory spirit with “Lampooni”. Over the course of the collection Hana Sent explores bright and sunny sounds with a childlike sense of wonder. At times Hana Sent’s work feels reminiscent of Nathan Michel and Four Tet’s spirited, playful approach. Songs come into bloom with great vigor as Hana Sent ensures that the songs can unfold in dazzling displays of color. Every song builds off the last resulting in an endless sea of sounds, ones that feel so inviting.
After the short introduction of “escape” things truly get started with “la maison démontable”. Featuring a fine steady shuffle, the song develops into a luxurious groove with a slight jazz-like inflection. Keyboards glisten as the way that the song builds up transforms it into something quite emotive. With a twee sensibility is the rather joyous “kikiwon” as far off sounds are brought into the swirling mix. Light on its feet is the nimble “wanderlust” where a vibraphone leads the song forward, with a careful bass line helping to keep the entire thing anchored. Recalling the best of 90s IDM is the optimism pouring out of “hanarcade summer” which twists and turns in fantastic ways. Heavy bass defines the collection closer, the lumbering and lovely “mooncup” whose halcyon melody brings things to a triumphant conclusion.
With “Lampooni” Hana Sent taps into a soulful sound, one whose melodies linger in the mind long after they have ended.