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Nootropics (Bonus Track Version)

Lower Dens

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Peeking out of the shifting atmospherics of Lower Dens’ sophomore album, Nootropics, is a furtive intelligence that teases the listener with glimpses of hidden worlds and conflicted emotions. Frontwoman Jana Hunter guides her group a bit deeper into electronica terrain this time out, fusing the evocative austerity of Brian Eno’s late-‘70s productions with the opiated haze of modern shoegaze bands. Hunter’s cool (but not disengaged) vocals murmur over gliding tracks that interweave vintage synthesizer sounds, arid beats, and guitar feedback washes. “Brains” sums up much of Lower Dens’ bewitching appeal with its cinematic jump-cut lyrics and ominous groove. The jittery rhythm of “Alphabet” and the darkly swelling contours of “Lamb” further define the band’s ability to construct subtle soundscapes out of minimal elements. The undulating bass and echoing vocals of “Propagation” add an unexpectedly sensuous touch. Elusive but mesmerizing, Nootropics haunts the mind after the last note has faded away.

Customer Reviews

progression!

this is a bit different from their previous album, but it's definitely a great step forward. darker and more subtle yet textured and layered. overall awesome.

AotY... so far

This record has dethroned Grimes "Visions" as my AotY front-runner. This album is this band's "The Bends." I'm very excited to see if they will pull out their masterpiece in their next record.

Who would've predicted that the best album to come out of Baltimore this year wasn't from Beach House? This is brilliant work. It's a definite must buy.

Nootropics _ Lower Dens

Excellent collection of songs. Seeing them at The Otto BNar tonight :)

Biography

Formed: Baltimore, MD

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Based out of Baltimore, MD, Lower Dens is one of many side projects from singer/songwriter Jana Hunter. Hunter is also joined by guitarist Will Adams, bassist Geoff Graham, and drummer Abram Sanders. Together, the freak folk quartet has a sound that is psychedelic and murky, embodying the experimental nature of the Baltimore music scene with songs that are equal parts reverb-drenched folk and swirling ambience. After playing a string of house shows, Lower Dens went into the studio to record their...
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