Double U - Pineapple Dream
Pineapple Dream is the fifth album of woozy psychedelia from Wool Recordings label boss, Franck Rabeyrolles' project Double U. Featuring the lush vocals of Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadler on opening track ‘Interludic’, this is a pleasant piece of sleepy dream-pop, akin to a less beat-heavy School of Seven Bells, or Atlas Sound but with some of the fuzz around the edges removed. Each track burns slowly through the ether as all manner of different noises reverberate off the sides. The title track sounds like Low invaded the studio, while the beats in ‘Whatever’ skip around twinkling synths and echoing guitar. The entire album has a decidedly more organic feel to it than a lot of music of its ilk, treading the line between straight up guitar-pop, and a slightly bored electronic artist who decided to pick up a six-string. An album that’s pleasant in the background but nothing more really.