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Antennas to Heaven: Dorval & Devereaux

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Your weekly submersion into new and experimental music.

It seems to be the year of the collaboration in experimental music circles with stellar releases from Scott Walker + Sunn O))), Battle Trance, Jenny Hval & Susanna as well as drumming collective Man Forever. Heading towards the end of the year, another interesting partnership rears head: the self-titled debut from Dorval & Devereaux courtesy of Moon Glyph Records.

The sounds on display here all exist as if conjured from some dream-like stasis. Electronic waves are omnipresent, floating languidly over the top of the barest of percussive rhythms accompanied by hover craft vocals. It’s sort of shoe gaze but kind of new wave, an osmotic combination of the most ambient elements from both genres that invites escapism and a sense of wide-eyed wonder. ‘Heavy Hands’ flirts with joyous melody but never ventures into full blown euphoria, retaining a touch of menace through spooky synth and electronics. Boards of Canada played this game too; Dorval & Devereaux just do it in a different context.