|MH-295 Ennui - Telepathic Beat
Telepathic Beat is Ennui's debut for Mush and the album that should expose a wide audience to Jim Doutrich's brand of infectious synth-pop. The playfully yearning vocals, syncopated synth patterns, and distorted Euro-dance grooves bring to mind both the 80s New Wave pop explosion and the youthful nostalgia of recent releases by glo-fi re-originators. Though there is no shortage of hooks, "Circles", "Summer Of Love", and "Telepathic Beat" stand out in style and substance as roller-beats immersed in a bath of shimmering neo-shoegaze create a widescreen backdrop to act as home for brain-embedding melodies and subtly haunting lyrics. With its sun-drenched feel, the album plays as a soundtrack to a summer balancing a narcotic life in clubs with the possibilities that await when you skip work and head to the beach. Telepathic Beat is destined to be the album to reach for when you don't want to admit to yourself that summer is over.
|You can practically feel the sea breeze from here - BBC / Download it immediately, and scoop up your crush to head for the nearest body of water - Noisey Vice / With a summer soundtrack like this, we don’t want it to end either. - The Line Of Best Fit / Telepathic Beat is absolutely fantastic - Pittsburgh Music Mag
|Time in late summer has a uniquely stretched-out quality, in which it seems to always be late afternoon. The light feels especially golden, and your default emotion becomes a sort of languid, dulled contentment. It's a great time to be in love, or simply to daydream about the feeling. Whichever of these you're feeling, "Summer of Love," the seven-minute synth epic from Pittsburgh's Ennui that Noisey is premiering below, should work as the perfect soundtrack. Light, airy, and a little bit surreal, it's like a synthpop radio single that's been put through a taffy pull. Its washes of synths simmer and slowly evolve over a persistent beat as Ennui's Jim Doutrich takes different stabs at the idea of love and his "dream girl."
Check it below, download it immediately, and scoop up your crush to head for the nearest body of water. - Noisey Vice