Korean electronic artist Kirara is so prolific that it’s intimidating. Kirara makes busy electro-pop loaded up with samples and 8-bit blips.
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Formerly operating under the name STQ Project, Kirara makes busy electro-pop loaded up with samples and 8-bit blips. Songs found on her albums, including hectic Moves, often lean towards the maximal, highlighted by the synth flurry of “Blizzard” and burbling bass of “Thunderbolt.” Yet she also excels at highlighting individual sounds, whether that be start-stop guitar on “Featherdance” or sliced-and-diced vocals on the slow building “Fissure.” This approach carries over to her live shows, which are energetic affairs backed by sound-appropriate visuals full of dazzling color.
The album ties together a plethora of dance music influences from the world of house, big beat. drum and bass and techno and the result as an intensely lively audio tirade. Included here is standout moment Blizzard which also has an amazing live version you should listen to.