All Possible Futures
This record takes a good second listen to appreciate. It’s been five years since Miami Horror’s last album, Illumination, and I don’t know why it’s taken them so long to come back with All Possible Futures.
Considering the time away, the record doesn’t sound especially new or exciting, and it’s one that some people will understandably dislike – but it’s quite nice to listen to. It’s very chilled-out synthpop that doesn’t seem to try too hard.
All Possible Futures needs a second listen because it doesn’t immediately live up to expectations. Miami Horror’s previous music has always made feet feel like dancing, but All Possible Futures doesn’t inspire the same enthusiasm. It’s an album for lazy days by the pool, not for anything that requires energy.
Expectations aside, though, it’s a dreamy, hazy album that definitely showcases the group’s production talents. Love Like Mine is a standout track, clearly tapping into a lot of different musical influences and conjuring up images from the ’80s.
All Possible Futures is an album for long summer days followed by warm summer nights.