White Poppy’s latest album, “Natural Phenomena” is nothing short of a marvelous peace offering to the neo-psychedelic experimental dream Gods. Compared to past efforts, Natural Phenomena contains more tonal distortions throughout while staying based in the clouds with angelic harmonies and sea rich reverb. This album is pure meditative and will instantly open your third eye. Crystal Dorval’s reign as Queen of Dreams has officially begun.

Dig in and dream on, there only 50 white LPs are available on Not Not Funs Website.

RIYL: Tranquility, Calm Vibes, Trippy Visuals, Creamy Colours

The Details

Crystal Dorval from Vancouver, Canada has been making healing, distorted rug-gaze music from a coastal mindset all her own since 2011. Natural Phenomena is her second album, and it echoes 2013’s previous self-titled effort in its isolationist origins, as the record emerged slowly across a 9-month retreat alone on a farm on Vancouver Island: “Some days I would only add one tiny guitar line or keyboard texture and that would be it for the day… it was a long process.” However grueling and gradual the method, what accrued is gold – 10 of Dorval’s deepest dreamdives, starry ambient pools, and dissolved guitar designs, ghosted through a lens of grey-skied pop. Songs wax and wane across faded rainbows of guitar, sunrise keyboards, looped percussion, and vocal ocean-spray. Behind Dorval’s gauze of warm noise glows something pure and newer than new age: “My hope is that these positive feelings will be communicated sonically, or in essence, and will be enriching for listeners.” A high height for a climbing talent; White Poppy blooms on cliffs of light. Written and recorded by C. Dorval. Mixed and mastered by J. Arner. Artwork by C. Dorval. Direct mailorder copies come on opaque white vinyl (limited to 50).

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