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Teen Daze

Morning World

Paper Bag

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When the musician simply known as Jamison turned to his Teen Daze name in the past, he was looking to release electronic tracks, namely those which sweep through downtempo rhythms with grandeur. For all things non-electronic, as broad as that is, he turned to his other moniker, Two Bicycles. On 2012’s The Inner Mansions, Teen Daze began to absorb some of the latter’s traits. Now, on his fifth full-length, he’s doing away with dividers altogether.

Morning World is a careful blend of punchy drumming, summer guitar strums, and layered vocals that recalls Mount Eerie and Elvis Depressedly. While Phil Elverum captures emotions in their most fragile state, Jamison dresses them in strings on “Post Storm” or bouncing guitar on “It Starts at the Water,” offering bedroom pop in place of nature’s harsh winds.

Still, Morning World hesitatestry “Along” or “Infinity”suggesting he’s eager to merge electronica with folk rock. Sloppy synth clings to callow words. Jamison already knew how to craft a provocative sonic landscape. Getting the lyrics to match, on the other hand, is still a balancing act. (www.asilentplanet.com)

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