Album Review: "Perpetual Heartbreak" by BAO (8/10)


Producers: BAO, Davy Pelletier, Taylor Shechet and Sunrise Transparence 

Bao Vo, the brainchild behind synth-pop act Ming & Ping, set out to create a record untethered from convention and the result is Perpetual Heartbreak, a lavish hunk of whirling notes and supernatural feel. The Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist dives headfirst into the personal on tracks like “Far Away,” which explores cultural rootlessness. For pure audible bliss, however, nothing surpasses the Jamiroquai-inspired funk of “Burn It Down.” However receptive you are to Bao’s emotional intimacy, his inspired and flowing sound shapes will absolve you of psychic pain.