Album Review

Jeans Wilder – “Totally” – [Everloving]

Thurston Hunger   8/1/2012   A Library, CD

This game me deja-vu in the ear canal, I feel like I
could almost swap in my review for Dead Drum’s
“Fashion Defense / Human Hair” cassette for this one.
This one-man multi-track snack comes from Andrew
Caddick, and like Dead Drum’s Caleb Moore, gentle
melodies are wrapped and warped in lo-fi, so much
so that the gauze often becomes the focus. The
guitar, keyboards and drums/drum machines all exist
just to hold that gauze in place. Super syrup of
effects is poured on, giving the album a liquid feel.
Prepare to be phlanged! Whereas Dead Drums gave me a
bathtub feel, Caddick being from San Diego feels more
like laying on the beach shore and let the waves come
and go all around you. Nary a hermit crab to crunch,
it’s all smooth and drifty underneath it all, the pop
is simple, but so deeply immersed in the production,
that the longer you submerge the more you can feel it.
Footprints in the sand may include Fleetwood Collective
and Animal Mac. Will this vanish with summer? I don’t
know the whole point of summer is to not think about
what comes next. This CD does that well.????????????

-Thurston Hunger

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