Anders Rhedin’s smooth europop stylings bring visions of speedos, shrimp cocktails and hot tubs to my mind. Â Picture The Psychedelic Furs backing up John Maus on a Caribbean cruise ship after consuming a bulky batchÂ of barbiturates and ecstacy chasers. Â You with me still?
DINNER is a lofi pop experiment, and Rhedin is as daring as he is playful. Â On Girl, his baritone patronage to his personal Aphrodites goes as far as “Ohh whooaah…girrrl…”, but with that voice crooning in your ear?…it’s poetry, and it works. Â Going Out‘sÂ lyrical themes in the versesÂ are particularly unorthodox, as if his Danish-to-English is lost in translation.Â “You are reading books, you are taking walks, you are sleeping late, and you are doing drugs, you’re hysterical, and you’re a chemical, you are wide awake, and you don’t want to escape.” Â I’ve got a hunch that he’s in on the joke, and regardless if you understand or not, you’re singing along. Â AndÂ isn’t that the point?
Captured Tracks is releasing all of his earlier material on wax, a similar approach that Ribbon Music took with John Maus’ 2012 rarities collection. Â Let’s get weird. Â Grab a copy on white wax after the ‘buy’ link, and file it next to your copy of Ariel Pink’s Pom Pom.
ListenÂ a few of the tracks below:
All previously released 3 EPs by Dinner, gathered tidily in one place. Grab the Special Edition White Vinyl while supplies last!
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