Saturday, April 13, 2019

Go Ask Alice – Ten Little Dreams (2019)

  • Synth-rock 
  • Krautrock 
  • Prog-rock 
  • Art rock 
  • Indie rock 
  • Alternative rock

Comment: Go Ask Alice`s previous issue Perfection Is Terrible was added to the list of the best albums of 2017 at RMH. It was a blend of strong melodic lines and guitar and synthesizer mixed intellectual soundscapes. Stylistically something between post-punk, synth-rock, and krautrock. However, the lines between the last named genres used to be almost invisible as you have figured out already. And in fact what does it mean the vague term “synth-rock”? All of that case was embraced within the whole of a 28-minute with 8 tracks only. Ten Little Dreams may be a bit disorienting title because the whole clocks in at a 56 minute with 10 tracks. Less guitars, more electronic washes to be added to the melting pot. More dreamy reveries and elaborated progressions, more sonic distances to provide a sophisticated dialogue between blissful dreams, more steep rhythmic structures and hirsute yet somehow atmospheric electric guitars. I would like to call it a contemporary instance of prog-rock. The only exception is a track called sssun!, a pure disciple of motorik/krautrock music. Similarly to the previous issue it is also issued as a part of the discography of an Italy-based imprint, La bèl.
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