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Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love
Tracklist
A1Megumi The Milkyway Above
A2It's Choade My Dear
A3Faking Jazz Together
A4Quadropuss Island
A5Forever Dolphin Love
B1Muss
B2Egon Hosford
B3Unicorn In Uniform
B4Grampa Moff
B5Please Turn Me Into The Snat

Connan Mockasin
Forever Dolphin Love

Mexican Summer | Item No: 393298
Vinyl LP | 2011 / US – Reissue | New
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Following its release on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label, the New Zealand-born songwriter enjoyed a flurry of critical and artistic praise from the likes of David Byrne, Johnny Marr, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes and Charlotte Gainsbourg, with whom Connan is an ongoing collaborator. In addition to touring as Gainsbourg’s live band, Connan has also toured in support of Radiohead and Crowded House – both of which have provided a much larger platform for this off-kilter rising star.

There’s a truly mercurial quality cast over Forever Dolphin Love. Much of this can be attributed to its production, which floats and flows with an organic bedroom sensibility, creating a delicate environment for Connan’s helium-inflected vocals. But the songs themselves are equally captivating – full of wormy vignettes, druggy detours and subtle idiosyncrasies that gradually reveal themselves after repeated listens. Tracks like “It’s Choade My Dear” and “Faking Jazz Together” are perfect slices of light-headed psych pop, constructed around spidery hooks, pitter-patter percussion and slow, sinuous grooves. Opener “Megumi the Milkyway Above” and closer “Please Turn Me Into The Snat” inject some dynamic variation – the former with a jazzy, samba-like shuffle and the latter with shouted, melodramatic vigor. The title track acts as the album’s centerpiece – an ambitious suite that clocks in at over ten minutes; slithering through funk-filled interludes and lush passages into one of the album’s most frantic and memorable hooks.

Completing the experience are Connan’s lyrics; a mixture of absurd storytelling and hypnagogic whimsy that imaginatively tie into the album’s loose concept about an anthropomorphic dolphin. On live favorite “It’s Choade My Dear” he sings: “I’m a China toad, but I’m in filing mode / please take it off / I have four arms to see things through, for fetching food so we can’t stop…”. This might all be a little forced in someone else’s hands, but Forever Dolphin Love exudes a genuine weirdness that is fully realized in all aspects, particularly in its charming videos. Even the album sleeve, which features surrealist paintings by Connan, feels like a perfect reflection of the music inside, and indeed, of its auteur-like creator.
Item Details
Item No:393298
Artist:Connan Mockasin
Titel:Forever Dolphin Love
Label:Mexican Summer
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:2011
Genre:Rock / Indie
Style:Indierock / Alternative
Available since:21.11.2014
Condition:New
Price:24,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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