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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Public Transport: Seawall

Seawall Cover Art

Seawall is the latest from Maine shoegazer Public Transport, aka Duncan Bailey. The album features eight tracks of instrumental dreampop with the usual mix of layered synths, electronic beats and atmospheric melodies. There are distinct influences of German electronic music, giving a bit more depth to the decidedly chillwave bent of the music. While I love the whole of chillwave and dreampop genres, they tend to be extremely limiting in an all instrumental context. For me, chillwave and dreampop work best as vocal centric pop idioms, while purely instrumental works benefit from branching out with more dubstep, house and electronic influences. Stream and download Seawall at the link below.