Crispsynths, psychedelic guitar and beautifuly airy melodies are go in Norwegian fivepiece Dråpe’s new album ‘Relax/Relapse’. Drawing influence from shoegaze, 60s/70s psych and rock, Dråpe find the sweet spot between Animal Collective, Neutral Milk Hotel and Sigur Ros and give it room to blossom. Verses tumble and bounce into each other effortlessly as a glacial electronics echo through harmonies, all softened by a hazy dose of feather light reverb.
Speaking on the meaning behind ‘Relax/Relapse’, the band have said “the idea is that sometimes a relapse might actually be a good thing, kind of a second chance to get better again and perhaps change things.”. Recorded on slightly out of tune guitars, often placed in a cold parking house next to studio to gain the perfect pitch, ‘Relax/Rewind’ celebrates all that shouldn’t work but really, really does.
‘Relax/Relapse’ is out October 9th