["Mukraker"] is a droning experiment in melody. The song channels hyperventilating Soviet-era cosmonauts trapped in spiraling death capsules, undocumented heroes propelled towards the infinite birth canal of the universe. The only chord in the song is “A.” The song elicits alpha-wave resonances which trigger neocortical hallucinations when played on repeat for extended lengths of time; sonic stargazing.Firstly, we'd like to ask if the author of such a magnificent blurb would like to offer his services to BPM. Secondly, if you want a slightly more tangible description then I can tell you that while "Mukraker" is based around a drone-like rhythm and style, the song is also playful and colorful, with comradely lyrics, a killer vocal hook and an intoxicating wave of horns that comes in at the crescendo and takes the song to whole new heights. Essentially, the only thing left for you to do at this point is to hit play below.
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