Doldrums - The Air Conditioned Nightmare mp3 downloadPerformer: Doldrums
Title: The Air Conditioned Nightmare
Style: Indie Electronic,Indie Rock,Alternative/Indie Rock
Released: April 6, 2015
Size MP3 version: 1303 mb
Size FLAC version: 1124 mb
Size WMA version: 1780 mb
Format: WAV AIFF MOD AA VOX AAC
Genre: Pop Rock
Doldrums - The Air Conditioned Nightmare mp3 download
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The Air Conditioned Nightmare by Doldrums, released 07 April 2015 1. HOTFOOT 2. Blow Away 3. Funeral for Lightning 4. We Awake 5. Video Hostage 6. Loops 7. iDeath 8. My Friend Simjen 9. Industry City 10. Closer 2 . In an air conditioned nightmare, you get out or you get weird. Staring in the mirror trying to disappear, trying to lose myself but keep finding that i'm right here. Track Name: Funeral for Lightning.
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is a memoir written by Henry Miller, first published in 1945, about his year-long road trip across the United States in 1939, following his return from nearly a decade living in Paris. Miller was born and raised in New York City, and moved to Paris in 1930, at the age of 38. He conceived of a book about traveling across the United States as early as 1935, after returning to Paris from a trip to New York
Hell, Woodhead's first song released as Doldrums was an official remix for Portishead, an obvious and important inspiration to the '90s baby's synthy, sample-based avant-pop. So it makes sense that Woodhead would continue his train of thought on album two, The Air Conditioned Nightmare. But if Lesser Evil took a macro view of that mania through a greased fisheye lens, then Nightmare examines it with a magnifying glass under harsh fluorescent light. And that can be just as unflattering as it sounds. The elements and production methods haven't been replaced so much as they've been reassessed and recalibrated.
Using samplers and DJ gear in place of guitars and drums, the expanded Doldrums have come up with a hyper-detailed prog-dance-pop odyssey inspired by Henry Miller’s The Air Conditioned Nightmare, a book of essays despairing at the divorce between man and nature the writer saw after his repatriation to the US in 1945. Basically, it’s not a record that’s short on ambition. Conflict is at the heart of this album, says Airick. There’s a lot of paranoid sentiment and dystopian imagery in there. The threat of a mundane reality ties it together, as does an obsession with plasticity.
Nestled in these adrenalised, highly evolved songs are bright pop hooks, showing that other artists could compete with Doldrums, but they wouldn’t be able to keep up. Take the red pill and enter down the rabbit hole.
The Air Conditioned Nightmare, the newest effort from Montreal-based ball act Doldrums, has me stumped. Bandleader Airick Woodhead’s sultry, genderless vocals seem to feed off of the chaos with delight, amused at my hesitance as he leads me through a whirlwind bender. If Doldrums have a modus operandi, it’s embracing reckless abandon. Hotfoot, with its thick, bouncy, addictive synths paired with Airick’s playful flair, would be the album highlight if not for Loops.
With The Air Conditioned Nightmare, his sophomore album scheduled for release this April, he takes a decidedly more narrative approach made possible by a newly stable recording environment and his current home at the iconic Sub Pop Records. The album is best characterised as restless. Dark and danceable, the anxiety-provoking beats are tempered by Woodhead's androgynous voice. He bills the result as a twisted "road trip record" through the 40s New York of the 1945 Henry Miller novel by the same name. Then I started making tape collages in my dad's basement when I was 14. I think that process, more than anything else, is what Doldrums has come out of. And Canada at the time was a really exciting place for independent music. I followed my nose to Montreal, because that's where a lot of similarly minded people were, and I fell in love with all of the bands on Arbutus Records.
|2||Blow Away Sarah Brunning||Doldrums||4:33|
|3||Funeral for Lightning||Doldrums||4:04|
|8||My Friend Simjen||Doldrums||4:31|
|10||Closer 2 U||Doldrums||5:06|
CreditsMaurizio Baggio - Mastering
Sarah Brunning - Composer, Lyricist
Doldrums - Primary Artist
Errhead - Producer
Shawn Everette - Mixing
Steven Foster - Drums
David Kleiser - Artwork
Jane Penny - Vocals
Rebecca Storm - Back Cover Photo
Damian Taylor - Mixing
Daniel Woodhead - Drums
Eric Woodhead - Beats, Vocals