Rupert Angeleyes: Pillow Talk (digital outlets)

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Rupert Angeleyes: Pillow Talk (digital outlets)

This Minneapolis-based and much toured artist (he's played in 48 of the US states) is frequently described as “psych and dream pop” which is sort of true in that some of his songs here meander nicely or play off the tropes of dream pop.

But there's also something more funky going on in the bass lines (Make Out Lately), shafts of synth-pop scattered throughout (the shapeshifting Chlorine Drifts which changes direction part-way through) and lo-fi technology in cheap synths and drum machines (Talk to Me).

There's very little here which would conform to our very broad brief as psych but enough in songs like the Eighties-influenced Palm Springs and the languid Postcards to get the dream pop tick.

Angeleyes is enjoyable enough but rarely makes a deep impression with these seven songs.

An album bound to appeal to those who have followed the short concentration span pop by the likes of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin who, because we are honest, will say we've never much warmed to.

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You can hear and buy this album at bandcamp here


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