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i am a total sucker for well-produced and executed SYNTH POP and LOS ANGELES musician NIFF NAWOR, a.k.a. RIKI, is a brilliant cross between modern DARKWAVE and the 1980s NEW ROMANTIC movement. this being a total shift from her previous work as a member of BAY AREA GOTH PUNK band CRIMSON SCARLET.
her latest effort GOLD (DAIS, 2021) was produced by one of my current favorite electronic musicians JOSH EUSTIS (TELFON TEL AVIV, PUSCIFER, THE BLACk QUEEN), whose work i encourage anyone and everyone to investigate. like i said, RIKI is very well-constructed SYNTH POP project with memorable melodies and more than a touch of melancholy. my aural weakness if there every was one.
definitely worth checking out.