White Poppy, "I Had a Dream" (Not Not Fun)

Vancouver, BC's Crystal Dorval (aka White Poppy) released her debut tape on Not Not Fun back in April and its a groovy way to say hello. This intimate collection of soliloquy music -  guitar loops, bliss echo vocals singing half remembered syllables of sleep, and narcotic rhythms - is a rewarding listen from beginning to end. I didn't want to wake up! "Wish and Wonder" is a song that actually causes the listener to get high. Winding tonalities, tempos, and delay pedal wet dreams keep each of the eight tracks interesting, even on back to back plays. There are influences that appear in the music, the 80s-ishness of the Cocteau Twins for instance (the floating vox of Ms. Dorval), but overall this is a "top o' the heap" type album and fans of nocturnal pop will want to own this tape before the day is over.

Sample and Buy HERE.