OK Ikumi = Tycho + The Postal Service
Local musician OK Ikumi’s new album made me escape into a world of melancholy colors and whimsical melodies. Simple but hypnotizing drum patterns, teasing synths and eerie but friendly samples gave the album a strong, reposed vibe. There was a silent film playing in my head throughout its entirety. With chill remixes of “Scrambled” by Forest World and “Home from Space” by Downstate, IV/XI is an impressive piece of production. My favorite track on the album and my new yoga buddy, “2019 III,” made me feel like I was watching a wedding ceremony set in the world of Tron, and I caught the bouquet—it’s that good.