Fever Dream

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Aptly titled, Fever Dream builds on the welcoming and positive vibrations left-field hip-hop producer Alias explored on his 2008 effort, Resurgam. Here, that album’s sound is blown up into an Orb-sized dream world, starting with off-world voices on “Goinswimmin” that give way to bleeps and a slowly rolling backbeat. Voices drift in and out of this primarily instrumental effort with vocalist Dax Pierson living up to the dream title “Talk in Technicolor,” while female vocal samples are run through a giant echo chamber for the distant and beautiful “Lady Lambin’.” Designated chillout areas and other blue rooms will find Fever Dream a worthwhile soundtrack, while longtime fans get that wistful vagabond indie-hop style once again, only this time it’s transmitted from deep, blissful space.

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