So this guy was in an early incarnation of the Black Keys but now plays an altogether different type of music. For a start it's good and secondly it owes more to Spiritualized and Spacemen 3 than whatever it was the Black Keys were tuned into. Certainly one for those who like their mind expanding and as it's on Burger you know that it's good for the garage.
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This is a gap dream, this is a gap dream. For the second time this week it’s Burger Time as the label releases a lovely, unexpected record of quite downbeat but exceedingly charming dream pop excursions, moving between Krautrock excursions a la Camera and the electronic slowcore of Spiritualized, each track drifting along with a mumbled kindness. Indeed, This Is Gap Dream, and they are nice.
You can make nice songs on half-sleep. The absent-minded “Rock and Roll” is proof enough, its rumbling synthline embodying a morning train commute where everyone’s quietly keeping a respectful distance -- the floaty vocal at the fore gently ribs its listener into action, with a quaint melody coming in atop the general complacent whirr. “College Music” opens on the grunt of garage rock, with a punctuating drumbeat, a contentedly gnarled bassline and a cowpunk guitar riff -- still, it feels gentle, the light vocal harmonies keeping the song at a steady volume.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose: between its many genres, it’s hard to categorise this as dream, garage or anything else. It’s chill pop. “Jacky” sounds a little Jean-Jacques Perrey with its dipping vintage electronics, and “Golden Shoes” is a half-completed lo-fi anthem, rising up in its scuzzy guitar and belted vocals, but fading before we get into deep theatrics. There’s not much to say about the sum of this record; I just really like its friendly parts.
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