Doldrums - Lesser Evil

Psychedelic freak-outs with cavernous, big room sounds
Doldrums - Lesser Evil

Airick Woodhead’s been smashing up Montreal with some head-spinning live warehouse shows, and the “Michael Jackson of DIY  music culture” (his words,  not ours) has distilled all that performance glitter into a polished debut full-length. It sees the Canadian doing what he does best - welding samples together obsessively, and wailing a lot over the top. Essentially, he’s taking the blueprints of hooky dance tracks and hacking them up into psychedelic freak-outs with cavernous, big room sounds. Where electronic pop falls down these days is its lack of live improvisational flair, so it’s a relief that Doldrums seem set to define this genre’s future success.

8/10

FELICITY MARTIN

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