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Grand Wave K-pop Music Festival 2022: All The Things We Know About The Malaysia Concert

Its current “Checkmate” EP continues the group’s boisterous mayhem, with vocals that are intensely alert and jubilant, and production that appears to be bubbling in real time. “365” recalls industrial or avant-garde club music, and “Racer” sounds like Disney theme park music run via a glitter factory. But in the most important, this is classicist music — the sheer brightness of the piano on “Closer,” the light sashay on “Summer Night.” It posits the music not as a planet killer, but as a respite and a dream. Powerful bass holds the song taut when seamless vocal samples loop into threats...