Kimi Recors’ project DRÆMINGS returns with an amazingly stark collection of songs, all dreamy and defiant
Kimi Recors and her project DRÆMINGS returns with the DRÆMINGS EP. What started out as a solo project to escape the trappings of a band line-up now brings her back full circle to a four-piece conglomerate and this new EP, out April 21 on Play Like A Girl Records.
From Nevada to The Eternal Lonesome, the DRÆMINGS EP pushes forward. Naturally these songs have a fuller sound and Recors dives into the dark caverns of human emotion.
“Fire In Hell” is a glorious abyss of dream pop guitars echoing into a black hole. “Watch your empire crashing down…” flutters Recors. “I’m the fire in hell. I’m the bridges you burn.” The song evokes more passion than anger; a heroin chic of resolution crashing in like waves.
“Holy Land” acts more like a pop song. It’s conventional in structure. Plus, it is catchy. To amp up the dance factor, “Great Escape” takes from The Damned’s psychology and adds Recors’ gorgeous vocals. It shines the brightest on this song even if that voice expresses tales of heartbreak and walking away.
This EP is the soundtrack to the end of the world. Resolution is not an option when you have a song like “Drowning World.” We are going down with the ship. At least Recors has constructed a beautiful symphony for end times. Reminds me of Peter Gabriel’s “Games without Frontiers” meets Cocteau Twins ethereal modus operandi thrown into the pits of purgatory.
Despite the pop elements that bloom on this EP, there is a punk ideology of individualism through power and taking back the things that matter instead of falling to shoegaze mentality and moping over the moment.
DRÆMINGS has one hell of an EP on their hands.