Dawn Chorus by Jacques Greene is an album of stirring yet hazy sounds. He has used more collaborators than ever before. Guests include Brian Reitzell, Oliver Coates, Juliana Barwick and rapper Cadence Weapon. His debut album, Feel Infinite, was club focused, whilst Dawn Chorus is the album you’d turn to afterwards.
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'Dawn Chorus' is an apt name for this album by Montreal-based house producer Jacques Greene. You could easily imagine many of the tracks being played as the sun comes up and you start to wonder where you left the car (I don't drive but I'm reliably informed this is a viable concern). Every track on this album has that sense of space that all great post-6am tracks have. There are huge thumping kick drums on 'Drop Location', to giant sirens on 'Serenity', and what sound like massive crashing waves on 'Distance'.
This album sounds like a rave and is about a rave. There are song titles like 'Drop Location', 'Night Service', and 'Let Go' (my usual sentiment around this time is 'Let's Go'). On album closer 'Stars' the singer murmurs about seeing 'the stars in a field' and 'a sound that felt like air', and that she hopes 'the sun gets shy'. Oddly, she also sings about 'chewing blueberries'. Is this some new...thing? A quick check of Urban Dictionary has allayed my fears that I was completely behind the times. Maybe she just likes chewing blueberries. Bit weird. Anyway 'Dawn Chorus' was actually so transportive that I started to feel a bit weird, and in need of a chilly walk and hot egg.
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