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Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)

Date: 6.06.2014 | Lo&Fi, Rock | Tags: Indie Rock, Lo-Fi | Download Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014) for free.
Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)

The title of Alex Calders newest album couldnt be more accurate. Listening to Strange Dreams is indeed like having a strange dream. The music wobbles and shimmers. It hops along like a hurt animal doped up on narcotics. Its hallucinogenic demeanor oozes out of the speakers as if some symbiotic creature wanting to meld into your DNA and take you over. On Calders excellent and eerie Time ep the vibe was much more like Deerhunter on quaaludes. This time around hes apparently no longer with Captured Tracks and has self-released through his Bandcamp page and this freedom has allowed Calder to let his freak flag fly a little higher.

Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi | Alex Calder
320 kbps | MP3 | unmixed | 2014 | 37:44 | 101 Mb


01. Retract
02. Strange Dreams
03. Memory Resolve
04. The Morning
05. Slowing Down
06. Born In Another Time
07. Lola
08. No Device
09. Life Purpose (Featuring Caitlin Loney)
10. Someone
11. Mid Life Holiday

If you follow Alex Calder on social media youd know he has stated in the last few months that he was retiring from music and concentrating on a culinary career. Id say that was just another hallucination as Im listening to his full-length debut as I type this. I think much like his pal and former band mate Mac Demarco Calder likes to screw with us as much as play us tunes. Retract opens the album like some lost Link Wray song that had been buried in the dirt for 60 years. The rough, reverbed guitar gives away to flanged notes and faint drums as Calder sings in the distance like a voice coming out of the ether. This album from the beginning sounds like its in a different headspace than last years Time ep. It has this drugged-out carnival vibe. Its child-like and menacing all at once. Strange Dreams sounds like the dark side of Real Estate. The song has a jangle to it that Real Estate do so well, but with an underlying quirkiness that puts this song in its own class. When Calder sings I have strange dreams, I have no reason not to believe him. Memory Resolve is a hypnotic track that brings some of that Deerhunter vibe back. No matter how downright creepy Calder can be theres no denying he can write a great tune. This song proves that. It still has the feel of a guy getting drunk on Canadian lagers and recording in his living room. The difference this time is that Alex Calder seems like he wants to paint a bigger picture. Hes broadening his musical scope. As broad as you can go in your living room drunk on Canadian lagers. The Morning starts out like Youth Lagoon caught in a well calling for help. Sounding like a lost Brian Wilson being saved by a tripping Trevor Powers, Calder plays a tinkling keyboard line over what sounds like thunder in the distance. Slowing Down is a jaunty little rocker, at least as far as Calder goes. It sounds like some bizarro version of Blur; slightly out of tune and out of time with Damon Albarn on a King Missle kick. This is the kind of stuff you find on a serial killers mixtape after the murder-suicide. Life Purpose is another fun track with Caitlin Loney on vocals. Whos Caitlin Loney you ask? Shes in the band Freelove Fenner, of course. Its another greasy, slippery track that sedates you into submission with its icky charm. Mid Life Holiday closes that album with an organ that gives way to Alex Calders ever-hazy guitar and bass. The track sounds like a pieced-together Frankenstein-like tune, with 80s soft rock cut and pasted together with a David Lynch flair.

Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)

Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)
Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)
Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)
Alex Calder - Strange Dreams (2014)

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