My first physical cassette!
For the Rabbits has this to say:
Colossus is a darker, more downbeat piece, Dakota’s always impressive voice is to the fore, accompanied initially by minimal pulses of synth and the lightest touch of processed percussion. Latterly it subtly swells as additional vocals and distant strings enter; getting thicker and denser without ever going towards any sort of clichéd crescendo.
The accompanying visuals, seem to take bright imagery, and suck the colour from them, mirroring the tracks low-key subtlety. It’s a simple but hugely effective trick; which is a rather neat summation of Dakota Blue, an artist finding the beauty in the everyday and almost mundane: making real life sound this intriguing is a hugely impressive accomplishment.
Phantom shoe-gaze poet Dakota Blue serves a melody soaked in the soul of the city he calls home in ephemeral Cashemre. This cut is dreamy and inscrutable and as breathtaking as a sweet summer day. Check out the immense treatment above and grab the track pulled from his latest EP Rodeo Knife via Bandcamp right here!
The video for "Cashmere" is out now - It premiered today on Ghettoblaster Magazine. Made by Priscilla Mars & I on a 100 degree day in Fresno, CA.