Posted April 30, 2018 by Mike Mineo in Electronic

Yelderbert – “DreamZ”

Drawing from a background in jazz and experimental music, Yelderbert (Max Dowling) fuses colorful pop melodies with idiosyncratic structures and sounds. With steadily growing recognition since debut track “Let Go” this past December, The Australian act impresses again on the recent “DreamZ”, a psych-friendly track with tropical-tinged synth tones and playful synth-bass. The vocals remind of Panda Bear in delivery at points, especially in high-pitched reflection around 01:20, building to distorted infectiousness several seconds later. Yelderbert continues to grow in prominence in the Melbourne scene, and with tracks like “DreamZ” will expand even further.

On the track, Yelderbert explains: “Originally it was a bit of a love song. Then we broke up and I bitterly distorted the words into a critical, subliminal critique of myself and that relationship.”

Mike Mineo

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