Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Dakota Blue's strange and beautiful "Glass Act" feels like an experimental entrée

The track Glass Act from Los Angeles musical artisan Dakota Blue with it's almost 1940's expressionism meets experimental new wave chamber music aesthetic is so oddly strange and beautiful that it feels like a soundtrack to a movie marriage of David Lynch and Jean Pierre Jeunet. Blue, a visual artist, illustrator, zine-maker and multi-instrumentalist certainly seems to blend his creative disciplines and I, for one, would love to see the movies that his soundtracks seem to be written for. Glass Act sits dreamily as a B side to a single released 2 days before his 8 track "Plaza To Plaza" (Instrumentals) album which feels even more avant garde. In a sea of sameness Dakota Blue is a welcome pool of dreaminess. 

- Robb Donker