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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Nandi Rose solo project was produced with Zubin Hensler.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 8, 2021
    Broadening the creative scope, Half Waif is given the space to breathe both lyrically and musically. ‘Mythopoetics’ glides from the stripped back piano and layered vocals of opener ‘Fabric’ and the intimate closer ‘Powder’ to the electronic flourishes that have elevated Nandi’s sound across four prior records.
  2. Jul 6, 2021
    Despite its meticulous and grandiose instrumentalization, this record is Nandi Rose’s 'Camelot', a masterclass in her own interpersonal gut-wrench, where she has finally figured out how to build a wall of sound that compliments her breathtaking vibrato.
  3. Jul 7, 2021
    Rose declares on “Swimmer.” “I hope you’re listening to me wherever you are.” With a record as authentically beautiful as Mythopoetics, we should be.
  4. Jul 6, 2021
    Mythopoetics may be Rose's most approachable album, but that just means that the world has finally caught up with Half Waif's wide-lens world.
  5. Jul 14, 2021
    Mythopoetics advances Half Waif’s tendency toward plurality of voice.
  6. Jul 14, 2021
    Devoid of meaty pop nuggets, Mythopoetics sounds like an unstable wormhole that travels from 2020’s critically-lauded The Caretaker to wherever the heck the Half Waif project lands next.
  7. Jul 12, 2021
    Sometimes the angst seems to overpower the song structure, as on The Apartment, where Plunkett describes the newly acquired habit of smoking as “performing my need”. ... Best of all is Swimmer, reminiscent of Glasser or Austra with its chilly, rippling arpeggios and pulsing, depth-charge beats.

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  1. Aug 27, 2021
    this album could easily be a soundtrack for a medieval fantasy movie. definetely one of her finest records...