Part alt-blues frontiersman, part home made Sellotaped electro experimenter, Dogme 95 spills out an unsettling musical stream of consciousness from a densely private lo-fi world.
Cheap keyboards and drum machines (complete with fill-button breaks) clump away behind mesmeric, semi-catatonic chants, delivered at a slurred tangent to normal musical notes.
In fact Dogme 95 (or Nick as he’s also known) is entirely liberated from the normal customs of singing in tune or playing in time. “Voices colliding without any other reason” as he puts it. Songs begin, slow down and lurch to a halt in a Casio clatter, only to take off again into another slowly unwinding spiral of melancholy mantras.
'Arcadian Hymns' is a series of darkly primitive blues moans lightened with the odd (and sometimes very odd) trace of synth pop. It is nature’s antidote to Moby. Don’t listen to it on your own in the dark.
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