Why would someone spend three years remaking songs from their last album? Berlin based, UK native, Lukas Creswell-Rost just couldn’t let a few ideas slip by. Before he knew it, he was assembling another album bound together by the same themes of ambition and failure as his well received 2014 release, Go Dream. Some old words with new melodies, some old chords with new instruments and brand new songs emerging from experiments. Not that Gone Dreamin’ is a remix album. It's more of a reimagined album, with a few subtle nods to its predecessor.
From the loungey bossa-nova of ‘Here For Me’, to the drone infused, supercharged 80's pop stylings of ‘Here In Hollywood’, the Reichian acoustic guitar on ‘What More’, to the lo-fi fingerpicked folk of ‘Cocktails’; the album melds together as something of a pop soundscape. Held together by familiar elements of wobbled four-track textures, found audio notes mumbled to himself on his phone, interwoven guitars, out of control drums & drum-machines and sounds
bursting from the seams - the album melds together as something of a pop soundscape. Released as a run of cassettes, it is a fitting format considering that much of the album was in some way recorded on, or pushed through, a four-track cassette machine.
Available as a dark green transparent tape, with bonus voice over end credits. Enjoy the tapey sound. Only 50 copies available.
Video for 'Punchline' by Bruno Derksen.