Dylan Shearer ‎- Garagearray

Dylan Shearer ‎- Garagearray
Dylan Shearer ‎- Garagearray
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Castle Face ‎(CF-038)
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Release Date: 06/2014
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"...Cut from the cloth of early Soft Machine and Kevin Ayers-isms, “garagearray” is a lofty, loopy flight in a candy floss-clouded sky, with an ever-present darkness just below the surface. It's wonderfully off the cuff, in moments reminiscent of a Syd Barrett session..." (

"...California songwriter Dylan Shearer's fourth album, Garagearray, opens with the paradoxically titled "Time to Go," a gently drifting tune made of shambling piano, woozy drums, and several tracks of Shearer's vocals all inching along, politely trying to keep up with each other. Recorded sometime in 2013, the song could pass for an outtake from the first Soft Machine album or a lost cut from Kevin Ayers or John Cale's pastoral solo work in the late '60s and early '70s. Though not hung up on the baroque tendencies of the time, much of the album follows the chamber pop blueprints set up by classic artists like Ayers, Cale, and Van Dyke Parks, delivered from a distance in a shy mumble but creating a lovely, lofty atmosphere to wander around in. The album swings from more wild-eyed sendups of Syd Barrett's introverted psychedelic folk such as "Everyone Accept You" to the more reserved melancholia of songs like "Barely by the Waterside." Shearer is joined by Thee Oh Sees bassist Petey Dammit and Comets on Fire drummer Noel von Harmonson, but despite their raging pedigrees, the rhythm section turns in subdued session work..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 Time To Go     
A2 Meadow Mines     
A3 Encore Door     
A4 Garagearray Lookout     
A5 Baggage Claim     
A6 One Fine Day
B1 Everyone Accept You     
B2 Before You Know It     
B3 Barely By The Waterside     
B4 Mold In The Fold     
B5 Tough On Grease

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