This new album, Seek Magic, falls into an indie rock/electronic genre subcategory by the name of dreamwave. Not surprisingly, this is the first time that our website has covered dreamwave, which I have seen described as "80s, synths and smooth disco." Personally, I don't think that appropriately describes the genre. In fact, since first listening to this album, I'd venture to guess that 5 minutes of the above song, Bicycle, perfectly sums up the dreamwave. You'll have to forgive me if I'm mislead. I don't care. This music is pure, unadulterated awesomeness: Memory Tapes provides the perfect ascension of sythns and collision of beats, marked by flawless transitions and the soaring 80s guitar of The Cure.
Memory Tapes; Weird Tapes; The Banker from Deal Or No Deal; Memory Cassette: these are just some of the pseudonyms under which Dayve Hawk trades. After the demise of his band, one-time Interpol [openers] Hail Social, he turned to churning out blog-approved remixes for Yeah Yeah Yeahs (amongst others), finally striking out on his own under his glut of analog-friendly monikers. The eight-song Seek Magic is his first solo full-length under any name, and is loaded with sonic detail, from the chirping crickets and dog barks that lull the album into gear, to the extremely clever sneaker-squeaks-and-basketball-bounces interlude on "˜Green Knight''s low-key funk. - the line of best fit
From here, I'll let the music speak for itself. After all, so much of this is subjective. Just turn your speakers up. That's all I have to ask.