Cate Kennan’s first solo record comes by way of the Los Angeles-based label Post Present Medium. Dreamy, contemplative, and full of mystery, the album’s 12 vignettes build a distinct sonic world, one that is richly fantastical. Minimal yet full of emotive chord progressions and melodies, tracks head in unexpected directions, with each twist of a note redirecting your curiosity. Exploratory and journal-esque in the way Hans-Joachim Roedelius’ solo records act as “self-portraits” — or how musicians are capable of sculpting a sound to clearly reflect an emotional state — Kennan is capable of extracting a lot with very little. The additional guitar work from Scott Gilmore and Cody Farwell provides more shades of color; they elevate what’s already gracefully floating. “The Arbitrary Dimension Of Dreams” is both lush and eerie, making it the perfect soundtrack for your next bout with deja vu.
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