When music reaches that state of knowing, you intimately react. This new album by Dallas Acid digs into feelings in ways like no other as their infinite expansion of melancholy, yet blissful sound, on the opening title track testifies. Linda Beecroft’s vocals breathe the relaxed intensity of Nico over the swirling, cinema inspired atmospheres on this heavenly opus as moods and notation then expand across the listen. The unnerving night-time of Circuit Jungle contrasts this via movements of a stranger kind, while the whispered psychedelia of Zavana eases your mind off in other more contemplative directions. As time haunts and then elevates you while listening to the full scope of what’s in store here, The Spiral Arm touches upon the European underground, referencing traces of arthouse history, and a seemingly vast array of influence, which is then channelled feeling sublimely contemporary in uncertain times.
Release: November 1