sábado, 20 de abril de 2013

Dead Mellotron

Dead Mellotron (DM) started as a solo project of Louisiana's Josh Frazier. The first release, called Ghost Light Constellation, came in 2009 and by 2010 Josh moved to Baltimore, where he recruited two more gazers who seems to be contributing a lot to enrich DM's ascending state-of-art. 

Well, let's talk about DM's art then. It consists of a laid back Shoegaze-meeting-Dream Pop (or would it be the opposite? can't tell), whose songs are fluid as if it was built in a stream of consciousness state. The layers or reverb are always present, contributing to give a hazy, whirling flavour to the music, but the atmosphere is still light, serene and soothing, being a perfect soundtrack for windy late afternoon weekend's walk in a sunny spring day. 

Although DM doesn't move too far away from the legacy of Cocteau Twins, Ride or other old school masters of "bliss pop", its music is so pleasant that is just plain impossible to listen to it without opening a silly smile in one's lips. Besides, even though they're investing in this modern Dream Pop field, they are easily recognizable among its most famous acts, namely Beach House, Beach Fossils, Diiv, Wild Nothing and such. Finally, I drop DM's discography at bandcamp right below, whose albums can be purchased for really good prices, between 3 and 6 bucks. 

As I always say: enjoy! ;)

(is it) (2013):


Glitter (2012):


s/t (2010):


Ghost Light Constellation (2009):


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