Encephala -We are the Dreamers of Dreams (Earstroke)
In a week when we have been spoilt with new albums, new offerings from The Long Blondes, Blood Red Shoes, Isobel Campbell, Blood on the Wall & Portishead have all leaked into the hard drives of music lovers world over, and yet the albums that have captured my attention most this week have all been from net labels, extraspecially so the magical We are the Dreamers of Dreams by Nate Zuckermans' wonderfully original dream project Encephala.
Each track a dream experience retold set to dreamy soundscapes and often spiralling off far into the surreal. I have never heard anything quite like it, perhaps the closest comparison being Michael Andrews excellent soundtrack to the equally inspiring Miranda July film, Me & You & Everyone We Know. Gloriously dreamy and occasionaly spooky each track is captivating and addictive capturing the beauty of dream, the infinite possibilities of escaping every day life, the escape that us dreamers yearn for and get sucked into, reaching a heartaching pinnacle on I Just "i just wanted you to be alive" she repeats again and again "the driver tells me that i have to let you go" such conviction, such tragedy, you can almost hear the tears running down her face. Rarely is such tragic beauty captured this well.
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