Dawes — „Misadventures of Doomscroller“ (July 22nd, 2022)USA FLAG                                             Dawes — „Misadventures of Doomscroller“ (July 22nd, 2022)
♣√♣  Kalifornští folk~rockeři natahují nohy a rozpouštějí vlasy na svém volném a objevném osmém LP, vyměňují pevné písničky za epické, volně plynoucí aranže.
♣√♣  Dawes v této ambiciózní nahrávce, která je organickejší a hudebně uvědomělejší než její předchůdce, rozhodně dosáhl svého cíle ctít vinylový formát.
♣√♣  Ze složitých instrumentálních úvodních tónů „Someone’ Else’s Cafe“ se zdá, že Dawes skončil tam, kde většina fanoušků doufala, že ukončí kompletní úsilí All Your Favorite Bands z roku 2015. Poté, co strávil poslední měsíce jamováním s Philem Leshem z Grateful Dead na jeho expanzivních improvizačních výpravách, které se označují jako Phil & Friends se zdá, že Dawes znovu získali svůj vkus pro organické vrcholy na sedmiskladbovém Misadventures of Doomscroller. Tentokrát čtyři kusy So Cal předvádějí své dokonalé hudební kousky, pokrývající spektrum od jazzové fúze po psychedelické kytarové průzkumy.
Origin: North Hills ~ Los Angeles, CA
Album release: July 22nd, 2022
Record Label: Rounder Records/Sister Ray
Duration:     46:05    
1. Someone Else’s Cafe / Doomscroller Tries to Relax   9:26
2. Comes in Waves   5:31
3. Everything Is Permanent   8:44
4. Ghost in the Machine   6:20
5. Joke in There Somewhere   5:24
6. Joke in There Somewhere   1:38
7. Sound That No One Made / Doomscroller Sunrise   9:02

By Shane Handler
♣√♣  From the intricate instrumental opening notes of “Someone’ Else’s Cafe,” Dawes appear to have left off where most fans hoped they would leave off from 2015’s All Your Favorite Bands complete effort. After spending the past months jamming with Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh in his expansive improvisational outings billed as Phil & Friends, Dawes appear to recapture their flair for organic highlights on the seven~tracked Misadventures of Doomscroller. This time the So Cal four pieces show off their accomplished musical chops that run the spectrum from jazz fusion to psychedelic guitar explorations.
♣√♣  And speaking of the Dead, while their first two revered albums (North Hills and Nothing Is Wrong) might serve as their Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, then Misadventures is very well their Wake of the Flood moment, where extended time signature workouts, mingle with thought~provoking ballads. This is easily Dawes’ most musically adventurous album to date, where any Jackson Browne~tinged folk balladry is turned inside out for fusion~flavored wonderment.
♣√♣  “We’ve always prided ourselves on being minimalists. With this record we set out on being MAXIMALISTS,” said Goldsmith in a prior press release. “Still a quartet. Still not letting these songs hide behind any tricks or effects. But really letting the songs breathe and stretch and live however they want to. We decided to stop having any regard for short attention spans. Our ambitions go beyond the musical with this one.”
♣√♣  This ambitious attitude is justifiably shown with slick jazzy overtones of opener “Someone Else’s Cafe” that tackle complicated time changes and move~around compositional patterns in its engulfing nine minutes. And while this is far from a singer~songwriter album, Goldsmith goes from storyteller to full~on band leader, as on “Comes In Waves,” where his vocals echo and reverberate the song’s title theme~ not before the band enters another fusiony instrumental mid~section. “Everything is Permanent” again avoids the expected and dives into more impressive instrumental patterns, eschewing any radio placement notions in favor of a true eight~minute jazz~rock effort similar to the chop~filled opener. “Ghost in the Machine,” stammers in hard with an Allman Brothers Band~type shuffle that keeps a mysterious Atlanta Rhythm Section jazzy groove, making this potent composition perhaps the band’s true~to~form jam live vehicle.
♣√♣  Things get simpler with “Joke in There Sometimes,” they touch on their minimalist roots some in this “shorter” five~minute number that has Goldsmith reacclimating to his “song~first” roots. And the nine~minute album closer “Song That No One Made,” takes a page from the Pink Floyd playbook with its crescendoing and slow unfolding artistry that places itself as a pacifying closing statement.
♣√♣  https://glidemagazine.com/278308/dawes-show-off-musical-maximalist-side-on-misadventures-of-doomscroller-album-review/
By Darryl Sterdan ~ 2022~07~22 ~ Albums Of The Week:
♣√♣  https://tinnitist.com/2022/07/22/albums-of-the-week-dawes-misadventures-of-doomscroller/
INTERVIEW. By Tom Lanham | July 22, 2022 | 11:00am:
♣√♣  https://www.pastemagazine.com/music/dawes/interview-misadventures-of-doomscroller/
By Amy Britton | July 18, 2022 | Score: 4/5
♣√♣  https://louderthanwar.com/dawes-misadventures-of-doomscroller-album-review/
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