Fever the Ghost are having a lot of fun mixing up the vibes on Zirconium Meconium. Each song flows into the next with plenty of cohesion but the mood is constantly changing-from ecstatic to melancholy, dark to jingly. "Metempsychosis" kicks off the album with a chorus of high-pitched voices and echoes reminiscent of Flying Lotus, but that comparison becomes less apparent on "Rounder II", a heavier jam that takes influence from bands like Foxygen. "Fathoms" sounds like MGMT (probably Fever's closest musical sibling) at their most full-bidied, and standout-track "Vervain (Dreams of an Old Wooden Cage)" is an eclectic experimentation in psychedelic noise. With the exception of that track, however, Zirconium Meconium is a playful album of melody and groove that doesn't quite achieve the weirdness it's going for.
Shy Glow is the debut record for the Australian duo, Fishing. Dough Wright and Russel Fitzgibbon wrote the album in a variety of different places ranging from apartments in Chicago to trains in Italy. The record is tropical and versatile; it is a junction where samples and synthesizers have come together to make polished pop music.