• STYLE /Synthpop, Electroclash
  • RELEASE DATE /April 17, 2020
  • LABEL /Self Released
  • GUESTS /No
  • DESIGNER /Trevor Something
  • FORMAT /CD / Digital

RSW rating ➔

¦ 8/10 ¦
Fantastic LP

Our Few Words

Trevor Something is back to his very best by releasing his brand new album MICROWAVES.

It is becoming somewhat of an annual celebration that I get to review an album that has been released by Trevor Something. A new full length album is something we all desperately need during this crucial time with COVID19. The talented musician will need to surpass that excellent effort of Bots Don’t Cry with his flirtation with different genres revolving around the synthwave sound. Microwaves is an unusual name for an album, but with the humour of that I still have high expectations

Microwaves starts off with a great shoe gazing atmosphere with the first song You Are My Obsession which is a solid start. Living To Die brings it to life with an incredible bass sound, amazing vocals and compelling lyrics. False Reality is a viciously funky tune that will definitely get your head banging. Do It To Me feels like a superb mixture of the previous songs mixes all together with great drum and synth pad samples along with haunting vocal harmonies. Microwaves, the song, is nothing more than an interlude.

No One Cares relaxes the tone of the album with a more slow paced rhythm and heavy focus of the lyrics. You’re So Ugly is a thought provoking tune following on from the slowed tempo demonstrated in the first half of the album. Playin’ Me is the ambitious when it comes with experimenting with sound, the song is ridiculously catchy and the musicianship is second to none. Microwaves concludes with Reverse The Ghost (Your Obsession) ending the album in a somewhat cinematic exit to finish off a stellar journey.

Microwaves demonstrates the beauty of Trevor Something’s music which is a synthetic shoe gazing trip you just don’t want to stop. Its adds to the many musical triumphs Trevor Something has accomplished with his music and it’s safe to say there is no sign of stopping. Microwaves provides a journey which is extremely relatable when it comes to the lyrics. A sweet combination of amazing music and deep, thought provoking lyrics make Microwaves another essential listen produced by Trevor Something.

– Matthew Clewley
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