Katie Dey - Flood Network
Aug 18, 2016
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Katie Dey is a newcomer Melbourne-based singer/songwriter/producer with seemingly little resources but an enormous hunger for creation. On her debut record, the artist reveals once again the overwhelming ammount of sonic ideas that constantly flowed out of her previous work. Building a huge castle of fantastic, colorful worlds upon the bedroom-pop structures of her aesthetics, Dey sounds overflowed with innocence and joy, even though her vocals are often disjointed and presented in quite the monotonous tone (though very sloppy and washed out with countless effects and textures). As enjoyable as the sound can be, though, the whole album just feels too messy and unstable to actually provide a fully compelling listen. Throughout the LP's tracklisting, Dey is found mumbling, playing, crooning, and the scattered, glitchy instrumentals all contribute for the unbalanced facet of the work. Still, it is very exciting to see another fresh face showing up in the prolific bedroom-produced-hypnagogic-pop scene, that has been building up for quite the revolutionary state in music for the next few years. Let's wait and see.
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