"It shimmers endlessly like a flawed gem...it gives me goose bumps!"
Not my words, but the words of Mayumi herself, which is one of only two review snippets given on the accompanying press release. Which is worrying at first, but when the track plays you realise that its hard to sum up the track in so few words.
For those who have heard Asobi Seksu then just imagine a lo-fi 'Sooner' played through a ton of reverb. However thats not to say that 'Myriad Luminescent' is in debt to anyone except for its creator, the multi-instrumentalist Mayumi.
The two following tracks, 'Careless' and 'Snowfield Beach' , follow the same pattern. 'Loveless' era My Bloody Valentine instrumentation, barely audible mumbled female vocals and energetic drum beats.
With the ever-increasing speed of music bandwagons trek into past genres and eras and the ever-increasing number of quality bands in the spectrum 2006 is surely the year that Shoegaze stands up and is taken seriously again. And while Mayumi is an unlikely figurehead for any type of revolution of movement she could soon find herself on the end of a thrust into popularity.