Depth Connection
Fever Dreams


4.0
excellent

Review

by TMobotron CONTRIBUTOR (25 Reviews)
July 9th, 2014 | 26 replies | 4,049 views


Release Date: 07/08/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A pure embodiment of musical warmth and bliss.

Sometimes it takes a bit of immersion for an album’s mood to fully take over. Sometimes individual tracks, even ones richly packed with atmospherics, simply can’t convey their message out of context. So it says a lot that Fever Dreams’ summery vibes deliver an undeniable, warming charm within the first minute of the opening track, the groovy beach-going (and inappropriately-titled) “Frost”. While Depth Connection’s previous EP Different Waves captured summer in the elated frolic of its bright, upbeat guitar lines, Fever Dreams takes a more peaceful, relaxed approach by basqueing in the warmth of a setting sun’s last rays.

Depth Connection’s slick guitar leads are once again at the heart of Fever Dreams, and despite generally being more subdued than anything like the frantic climax of “Droplets”, the real reason they never quite steal the show is only because of the boosted confidence and refinement of the layered production that surrounds them. Most of the tracks here still boast creative and captivating guitar lines, but there’s a refined sense of balance among the colorful soundscapes, which creates not only stronger individual tracks but a more powerful and diverse release as a whole. The electronic elements themselves generally feel richer, more varied, and fittingly smooth. As if to prove the point, highlight “Free Runner” delivers a bassy groove that’s masterfully locked in, while the weight of the melody is placed on soulful keys and enveloping synth melodies that hang in the air like a soft, pillowy cloud. There’s not a single negative melody, drum beat, or progression here, and there’s nothing negative that can be said about Fever Dreams. It’s a stunning refinement of Depth Connection’s already impressive ability to capture the purity of warm, summer happiness.



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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2014



7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Available for free or pay what you want here:

http://depthconnection.bandcamp.com/album/fever-dreams

By our very own twlichty. I can't stress enough that this EP is just incredibly blissful, and I genuinely can't see anyone disliking it in any way. Give it a listen.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2014



7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh and also props to Jash for the artwork. It's awesome on its own merit but it's especially perfect for the release.

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2014



5258 Comments


Nice review man, short as hell but it really gets the point across.

Excited to check this, and that artwork is amazing.

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2014



6395 Comments


Loved the previous one, gotta check this.

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Mad.
July 9th 2014



3668 Comments


Aw yes, glad this got a (great) review.

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2014



3414 Comments


sweeeeeet stuff

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2014



7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love the dig clerc

twlichty
July 9th 2014



3407 Comments


Thanks for the kind words!

ExplosiveOranges
July 9th 2014



2140 Comments


Nice review, mate. Gotta check this out soon.

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AnimalsAsSummit
July 9th 2014



671 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

replaying it now. all i can say after the first run through is its giving me all kinds of tranquil vibes

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2014



6395 Comments


Love the dig clerc

Keysound always and ever!

twlichty
July 11th 2014



3407 Comments


Big ups to jash for the artwork

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014



7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

TBH in electronic music I typically prefer moods to be on the dark side. There are plenty of exceptions on both sides, but I generally feel like dark moods are just more powerful and captivating, and less likely to come off as cheesy. But as soon as "Frost" enters its awesome groove I get such a perfect feeling of ocean breezes and warm sunsets.

Thanks a lot for the feature.

RadicalEd
July 12th 2014



2588 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album. I looove "Paradiso"

Pho3nix
July 12th 2014



44 Comments


So is this like a mellow electronic album? too lazy for youtube atm

PappyMason
July 12th 2014



750 Comments


Digging the artwork. Will definitely check this out.

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twlichty
July 12th 2014



3407 Comments


@pho3nix will be on YouTube tonight

bach
July 12th 2014



12252 Comments


o man i fuck wit this

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scissorlocked
July 13th 2014



3509 Comments


album's really good!

nice work twlichty!

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Ecnalzen
July 13th 2014



6494 Comments


New Depth Connection?

Yes, please!



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