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Dreaming Is Dead Now
Artist
Skinny Pelembe
ReleaseProduct
Dreaming Is Dead Now
Label
Brownswood Recordings
Catalogue Number
BWOOD0193
Release Date
May 2019
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Avant-pop doesn’t quite cut it with Johannesburg-via-Doncaster multi-instrumentalist Skinny Pelembe, although his LP Dreaming Is Dead Now masterfully balances the tightrope between multivalent experimentalism and a choice ear for melody (pop-obscurantist might be more fitting). ‘Gonna Buy a Car Today’ is a magical realist tale of small pleasures, while ‘No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish’ matches state of the nation politics with hazy UK bass signposting. Blissed out, or burned out?

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Gonna Buy a Car Today Skinny Pelembe 2:45 Buy
  2. 2 No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish Skinny Pelembe 4:45 Buy
  3. 3 Dreaming Is Dead Now Skinny Pelembe 3:13 Buy
  4. 4 Spit / Swallow Skinny Pelembe 4:14 Buy
  5. 5 Without a Doubtful Shadow Skinny Pelembe 2:32 Buy
  6. 6 My Love Is Burning, Down Skinny Pelembe 3:33 Buy
  7. 7 Ten Four, Good Friend Skinny Pelembe 5:37 Buy
  8. 8 I'll Be on Your Mind Skinny Pelembe 4:26 Buy
  9. 9 Laxmi Flying Skinny Pelembe 3:20 Buy
  10. 10 Blood Relations Skinny Pelembe 2:17 Buy

Skinny Pelembe

Brownswood Recordings

Beats

Experimental Pop and New Wave

Jazz

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