RIYL: Dream pop, wave, library music, German Krautrock to 60s psych
Label: Fire Records
Really nice to see a new full length from Death and Vanilla after some soundtrack works. The first single “” is a return to their melancholic pop songs from the first record. It’s very soft and gentle. Don’t look further, if you miss soft guitar driven dream pop like¬†Broadcast or Beach House with an edge.
The trio‚Äôs love of all things ‚Äúold‚ÄĚ is well known ‚Äď they‚Äôve tinkled ivories, played vibraphone, recorded with a Sennheiser microphone and a nod to everything from Fun Boy Three to Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Contonou, while still roaming somewhere between an ambient Eno and Cocteau Twins at a late-night soiree.
Prior to recording their new album ‚ÄėAre You A Dreamer?‚Äô, they scored several soundtracks, that process undoubtedly influencing the new album‚Äôs dreamlike euphoria built with added mellotron and affected electric guitar. Expanded with bass and drums in their quest for the grail, Death And Vanilla‚Äôs songs are longer; more plush and pampered; more hypnotic and haunting.
‚ÄėAre You A Dreamer?‚Äô is melancholy at its most refined, riddled with super-memorable motifs and melodies that nestle in reflective echo. Death And Vanilla are an alluring confection, hard to resist and wantonly moreish as Marleen Nilsson‚Äôs sepia tones are embraced by the trio‚Äôs gorgeous arrangements and intricate ambience.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive