The Figurants Figure Out the Finer Points of "Hilltop Hypnotics"

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Lyrics left to mellow on a mound of sound compound in the Figurants' "Hilltop Hypnotics".

Shifty rhythm and raucous reflections spilled with spoken word candor spell out a rather enticing tune.

Part time and part space...

Spaced apart, you aren't much better. You're not quite worse.

Parting ways puts an end to the curse.

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"She walked right through me, like I wasn't even there."


The Figurants forge far-reaching music from a genuine parade of elements in "Hilltop Hypnotics".

Lyrics and melody move in unison throughout "Hilltop Hypnotics," oscillating over a wide wealth of wordless emotions. Joy overwhelms, but mixed feelings join in as a jumble of drums deliver us forward at full force.

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Dealing in the overarching anxiety of the everyday with doses of the otherworldly, "Hilltop Hypnotics" helps us into a state of sonic stupefaction. Densely harmonized stretches of narrated, nuanced noise leave us with a net positive upon reaching song's end.

You don't need to love indie rock to fall for this track. You don't even need to know how to describe it. Just press play and enjoy.

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