- 08 Apr 22
Dirty Dreamer blend electronic and acoustic influences on debut album, The Everyday in Bloom.
Dublin's ambient-electronic trio Dirty Dreamer have released their debut album The Everyday in Bloom.
The rising outfit have created a name for themselves from layering hazy synths, electric guitar, processed vocals, distorted beats and live drums to create lavish, dynamic soundscapes. Their resulting style is a distinct mesh of other-worldly synthetic tones and classically grounded, live instrumentation.
“The Everyday In Bloom has a lighter feel from our previous EP," the band explain, "There's a wider set of sounds pulled into this work whereas before we almost intentionally limited ourselves to a small collection of gear. Some tracks are led in a more acoustic space, some still maintain that big synth heavy sound."
On the album's themes, lead singer Louise Gaffney explains: “It’s about that feeling of distraction, and when people get trapped in a sense of banality that breaks with noticing one moment that makes their world feel bigger for a second. We consume so much stuff that nothing seems to be meaningful - or something isn’t clicking. You get a little bit of entertainment from it but then you forget it. The Everyday in Bloom is being able to stop and take meaning from small stuff and simple stuff.”
Their artistry is able to flourish in its patient process, with hundreds of hours of recorded material taken from weekly improv sessions. After each session, producer Ken McCabe chooses the best concepts and ideas of the session for the band to review and develop further. This unique method has created an album oozing with tranquillity and open space.
Divergent moods and timbres interweave to create a 10-track ode to the beauty of the world and the importance of taking in small moments of serenity.
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