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Dead Leaf Echo: True.Deep.Sleeper (Neon Sigh, Ep, 2014)

“Dead leaf echo. The words invoke rich literature. Nabokov. Conjured images of drugged passions fading into nihilisticapprehension. An Art Project blossomed in 2008, DLE has matured rapidly and released numerous EP’s, Singles and Remixes in addition to creating a collection of experimental film videos unveiling their unique style of Nouveau Wave”

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5 septiembre, 2014 Posted by | Dead Leaf Echo | Deja un comentario

Dead Leaf Echo: Thought and language (Neon Sigh, 2013)

Thought & Language cover art

El trío de Brooklyn Dead Leaf Echo factura un Nu-Gaze de calado y densidad sonora y emocional. Infinidad de arreglos, ambientes, profundidad en la instrumentación, y mucha emoción. Mezcla a cargo de John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, Lush, Nine Inch Nails…)


Brooklyn based nu-gaze (or nouveau wave as this bunch refer to themselves) three piece Dead Leaf Echo don’t mind wearing their influences on their sleeves, but with a full length debut as strong as “Thought & Language” they can consider themselves peers rather than imitators.
4AD producer John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, Lush, This Mortal Coil) is on hand to mix, and this certainly helps conjure an authentic shoegaze aesthetic that recalls variously, early Swervedriver, Lush, Chapterhouse and the Boo Radleys before they discovered the Beach Boys.
Tastefully bypassing the distortion laden squall that some of the more popular shoegazers exploited, Dead Leaf Echo instead rely on an expansive, broadly textured sound, with layers of gorgeously swelling guitars steeped in delay, and cavernously reverbed vocals that often operate more as another instrument in the mix, with the need to convey lyrics seemingly being given secondary importance.
It’s just the sort of album that I’d recommend to my more psychedelically inclined readers, particularly those that still regard shoegaze with a whiff of suspicion – it’s notably short of the sort of cheesy alternative rock tendencies that trickled into the works of some of the original practitioners of the scene fairly early on in proceedings, with a focus instead on the chilly, glacial beauty that lay at the heart of the very best early ‘gaze LPs. And with songs like “Memorytraces” and “Kingmaker”, they’ve got hooks that can compete with the best of them” (The Active Listener)

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3 octubre, 2013 Posted by | Dead Leaf Echo | Deja un comentario


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