Psychic Lovers [LP]

Psychic Lovers [LP]

by Dinner

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Psychic Lovers [LP]

Dinner's Anders Rhedin tried a number of sounds on for size on his early EPs, but on Psychic Lovers, a signature style emerges. Recorded in Copenhagen and L.A., Rhedin's debut album polishes away some of the lo-fi quirks of his early work. Instead, the 2014 single "Going Out" feels like the template for songs like "Turn Me On," which is full of slapped bass, whispered backing vocals, and tumbling, gated drums that would make Phil Collins proud. Despite Psychic Lovers' slicked-back sound, there's still a fascinating tug-of-war between coolness and awkwardness in Rhedin's music: "Wake Up"'s jet-setting glamour puts up a suave facade that the abrasive experiment "AFY" roughs up a few tracks later. As on Dinner's earlier work, this tension makes for some of the album's best moments. Rhedin feels truest to himself when he contrasts breezy, highly artificial sounds with singing that sounds like drunken karaoke, as if between mischief and true emotion. On the album-opener "Cool as Ice," it sounds like he's covering a huge yet forgotten '80s hit as he imbues lyrics that could seem cliched with heartfelt energy, while his blunt delivery conveys the shock of loss on "Gone." Psychic Lovers closes with a pair of Dinner's surprisingly affecting ballads: Aided by a gospel choir on "Lie" and a children's choir on "Kali, Take Me Home," both songs showcase Rhedin's alchemical gift for transforming the cheesy and trite into something genuine. Though Psychic Lovers sometimes feels a little labored, it proves that the seemingly accidental brilliance of Dinner's earlier music was anything but. [Psychic Lovers was also released on LP.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2016
Label: Captured Tracks Rec.
UPC: 0817949012328
catalogNumber: 90123
Rank: 215574

Tracks

  1. Cool as Ice
  2. The World
  3. Turn Me On
  4. Gone
  5. What You Got
  6. Wake Up
  7. Holy Fuck!
  8. A.F.Y.
  9. Lie
  10. Kali, Take Me Home

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Dinner   Primary Artist

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