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Letter to Yu

Bolis Pupul

Letter to Yu

Debut solo album from the Belgian synthpop musician Boris Zeebroek recorded at Soulwax's studio in Ghent

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  1. 8.4 |   Northern Transmissions

    An album that succeeds in melding melancholy with joyous electronica
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  2. 8.0 |   The Observer

    On a solo debut addressed to his late mother, the Belgian producer explores his Chinese ancestry on a playful set with shades of Kraftwerk and Abba
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Letter to Yu's thoughtful sincerity seems far removed from the biting sarcasm of Pupul's acclaimed work with Charlotte Adigéry, but it's just as emotionally potent and artistically creative
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  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    This deeply personal record was made after the Belgian musician’s first visit to his mother’s native Hong Kong
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  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The electropop sound has evolved way past its obvious “Eighties-ness” into a kind of folk form
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  6. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Following his 2022 collaboration with Charlotte Adigéry, the Belgian-born producer examines his Hong Kong heritage on an album of clean-lined synth pop and invigorating club tracks
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  7. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A rich, multi-layered work that serves as a compelling journey of grief, loss and the effects of ancestry
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  8. 7.5 |   Spin

    These songs never reach catharsis or resolution to their grand queries, but nonetheless find moments of joy in the process of seeking answers
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  9. 7.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A very personal record that carries its message with an impeccable pace
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  10. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    An endearingly intimate album that captures the thrill of Zeebroek’s immersion in his ancestry
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