General Procedures – “Dance in Silence”


General Procedures, the project of Swedish multi-instrumentalist Erik Ceder, uses an array of guitars and light electronic flourishes to craft a dreamily engrossing feel on new track “Dance in Silence.” Aesthetically, I’m fondly reminded of Echo & the Bunnymen. Ceder, who has been playing keyboards in various bands since his early teens, draws inspiration from similar sounds of the ’80s and ’90s, staying within the realms of dream-pop and shoegaze in emphasizing beauty in the darkness, without neglecting a focal effervescent hook. On the track, Ceder says the following: “Imagine happy drunk dancing to indie hits all night long. Imagine coming out from the club to discover that the sun is coming up, and spring has come. That’s the feeling I’ve tried to capture.”

“Dance in Silence” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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