Dan Melchoir is a prolific beast, cranking out records that range from pop masterpieces like O, Clouds Unfold to random noise bursts and fuzz choked blues. His latest straddles the pop and experimental lines, filling in some of the pop shoes again after the acclaim for The Backwards Path. The record alternates between dark and frothing with some sense of grim menace on the instrumental passages to tracks that embrace chipper, if a bit brittle pop. The dichotomy is understandable given the surrounding circumstances. The proceeds of the album go entirely to fund relief for Melchior's wife Letha's cancer treatments; the album itself mirroring the sway of emotions entitled to coping with disease. Through the turbulence the album still flashes with all of Melchior's dark brilliance aided nicely by a mastering job by Australia's garage kingmaker Mikey Young. The album's acerbic qualities pound with the kind of frustration that's universal, if not even more understandable here, and its cathartic to the core. Pick up a copy below to help Dan and Letha's fight or check out more information on the cause HERE.
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