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

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