Doldrums – Lesser Evil (Arbutus Records)
Last year Doldrums, a.k.a Airick Woodhead, told me that his plan was to lock himself in his bedroom, light a bunch of candles and make some music; which sounds like exactly what he did. Though it takes some sort of an euphoric trip to another realm, Lesser Evil is definitely a more complete sound than previous musings. ‘Sunrise’ seems to be reminiscent of previous track ‘Endless Winter’, but is turned into something completely it’s own. It’s not surprising that the Montreal-based artist has a hyper-creative mind, with tour mates like Grimes, D’Eon and Purity Ring. The ultra creative mixture of vocals, percussion, and electronics creates a truly original sound.
Favourite tracks: Lesser Evil seems like the strongest track, while Golden Calve is a personal favourite.