7 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A fast-rising producer out of Japan, Tokimonsta is not content with standard 4/4 time signatures and verse-chorus-verse-style track construction — her instrumental compositions are a mind-melting mix of intricately layered samples, exotic percussion, and live instrumentation. Her songs take a strange approach to mellow —both cosmic and off-kilter. The seven tracks on Creature Dreams are all distinct, but still work well together, from the breezy vocals of "Little Pleasures" (with Gavin Turek), to the freaky, panned sound effects of "Stigmatizing Sex," to the neck-breaking stomp of the closer "Day Job." Akin to artists like Daedelus, Flying Lotus, and Gaslamp Killer, this is modern-day head music for listeners bored with simple genres. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

A fast-rising producer out of Japan, Tokimonsta is not content with standard 4/4 time signatures and verse-chorus-verse-style track construction — her instrumental compositions are a mind-melting mix of intricately layered samples, exotic percussion, and live instrumentation. Her songs take a strange approach to mellow —both cosmic and off-kilter. The seven tracks on Creature Dreams are all distinct, but still work well together, from the breezy vocals of "Little Pleasures" (with Gavin Turek), to the freaky, panned sound effects of "Stigmatizing Sex," to the neck-breaking stomp of the closer "Day Job." Akin to artists like Daedelus, Flying Lotus, and Gaslamp Killer, this is modern-day head music for listeners bored with simple genres. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Daedelus Darling ,

Tokimonsta reveals her Creature Dreams

Throughout her latest release I'd say that Toki has found the delicate balance between headphones and club bassbins. It is a precarious place and some songs seem to have the intimate vibe that have made previous EPs and LPs so fantastical, whilst others although still melodic would have an easy home in a club like Low End Theory. This is another victory for Brainfeeder, and a further laurel crown for Tokimonsta.

wacwacwacwac ,

chill

This is the perfect album to chill and watch the sunset. Love it.

Just for the sake of accuracy: Tokimonsta is not from Japan. She's from Los Angeles and Korean-American.

declan m. ,

flood of delicious

toki tops herself... such serene head-nods here.

definitely late sweat saturday night sounds.

definitely dizzying beauty.

definitely bfdr.

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