Perhaps best suited for long road-trips along the coastline, fuzzy basslines, scorched guitars and sizzling melodic bursts appear from every angle and an acoustic funk emanates from the edges.
Secret Frequency Crew, Boards Of Canada, Four Tet and even Genaro come to mind when tuning into Jeffrey Wentworh Stevens’ latest for Colorado’s Plastic Sound Supply. Tranquilized analogous loops of psychedelic shoegaze trickles through the subconscious unknowingly, almost magnetically—seeping into crevasses of genre-bending voids that really haven’t been properly tapped until now. Actual sounds and voices, loops, synths, drums, trumpets, horns, guitars and additional percussive attributes keeps The Holy Dogs of Other Days transmitting a colorful array of serene vistas. Nostalgia covered rhythms and a kaleidoscopic transmission of instruments are elevated by the artists passion for pure, unfettered music. Coppice Halifax also chimes in on the closing track which balances the entire package gracefully.
Perhaps best suited for long road-trips along the coastline, fuzzy basslines, scorched guitars and sizzling melodic bursts appear from every angle and an acoustic funk emanates from the edges (ref. “The Holy Dogs of Marfa”). Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens also buries a few vocals on “Walk on to Tucson,” a shoegazed eruption of emotion and creativity. While each piece can be listened to several times without wear, this collection of majestic songs are much more organic and instrumental rather than electronic and mechanical. A multifaceted extended player filled to the brim with drenched guitar-riffs and a colorful palette of proper song structures. The Holy Dogs of Other Days is a welcomed tangential shift from the electronic world and signifies the imprints wide-ranging musical momentum.