Curiously light and fluffy for being a song by a somewhat melancholic Swedish band, “Dreams” provides a clear indication that Fou De Toi are well on the way to breaking away from the shackles of their previous retro pop influences. Really rather pleasing.
Rather obviously European and locked in awe of that analogue electro sound, the disconnected voice of Ash Code robotically recites the emotionless words that sit on top of the beat that drives “Dry Your Eyes” to its inevitable conclusion. No surprises then but done with some style nonetheless.
In every big city there are bedrooms with laptops, and In Chicago one of those bedrooms contains Axon. So with nothing but a distant female voice and a fragile Harold Nono style loop to hold “Still Light” together, it nonetheless becomes clear that the path from the bedroom to the Yellow Brick Road would be the one to take.
Pleasantly redolent of San Francisco when it was on the cusp of brotherly love and oblivion, Illinois’ Whitewolfsonicprincess roll an organ powered smoke it up joint with “Sad Eyed Prophet”. The female vocals seem almost too serious for the laidback groove but, as they say, the guitar gently weeps anyway.