Ok, my head is about to explode. Thankfully my heart is feeling a completely other sensation that resides at the other end of the spectrum. Why you might ask? Well, for one Brooklyn’s Mahogany have completely evaded my grasp until this morning despite their debut reaching the ripe old age of 5. Now I’ve got to scurry about ingesting their back catalogue before their second album ‘Connectivity’ (which was incidentally and most properly produced by Robin Guthrie who worked extensively with the Cocteau Twins) hatches in the next couple of weeks. So far, slipping under the sheets with Mahogany’s magical dream pop exploration that is ‘The Dream of A Modern Day’ has been hugely rewarding. It broaches the dreampop/Shoegaze divide with relish and every now and then you’ll get a little Sigur Ros tingle down your spine. Don’t take my word for it, but make sure you wrap up well before listening to ‘The Mystique Of The Locomotive’ and ‘Soleil Radieux’. Glacial, ethereal, celestial are all words that have been appended to Mahogany’s definition on the world’s largest online thesaurus. Take a listen and see why. KD
Mahogany – Soleil Radieux
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