Genevieve Artadi takes the fun of Dr. Mario, packs it into three episodes of »Attack on Titan« and passes it through the jazz filter. On »Forever Forever,« the Los Angeles-based musician and Nintendo enthusiast presents an album that instantly beams you back to your Windows 95 PC. Artadi extracts the punk from her second project KNOWER, the sound of her love for Naruto. Together with Louis Cole, with whom she formed the duo in 2009, she expanded the whole thing to form a five-piece band and conceived an album on »Forever Forever« that sounds like a jazz funk version of Lower Dens.
Genevieve Artadi originally wrote half of the album for the Norbotten Big Band during her composer-in-residence project in Sweden, and the result sounds suitably voluminous. While the band still relies on 80s glam metal in the music video for »Visionary«, you float back to the mid-2000s between Björk and Air with »I know«. You can’t blame her for a lack of ingenuity, but in the end you don’t really know where you are anymore. But one readily accepts that this is exactly what the mercurial artist wants. In the end, in any case, the listener is very grateful for the nostalgic journey.