Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Memory Tapes - Seek Magic

Nostalgia is a world, and a special one, sometimes even better than the real thing. How about some music that evokes summer times now that it's getting colder and the days are getting shorter? In this breathtaking debut full-length by Philadelphia's Dayve Hawk (the man behind projects like Memory Cassette, Weird Tapes or Memory Tapes), the main thing is to dream about sunny memories that belong to the past...or maybe they didn't even happen but we just pretend they did. Could there be anything with more beauty than that? This collection of 8 fuzzy dance-pop songs is so involving and includes so many achingly gorgeous details that I'm tempted to answer: no. With jj being the summer soundtrack of a few people including myself, and now this, I'd say that melancholy has never sounded so damm bright and warm. (8,5/10)

Memory Tapes - Green Knight (mp3 via Transparent)

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