The work of Doldrums – 21 year old Airick Woodhead – floats in a sea of chopped-up samples, disembodied vocals and tribal percussion. He is concerned with “the loss of the individual in an increasingly altruistic society,” “overhype” and ”the plasticity of modern youth culture.” Accordingly, his androgynous, alienated voice comes across mid-panic attack, while his tracks somehow manage to elevate classic pop melodies above a sample-saturated sound collage.
His current releases have combined the beautiful boudoir pop of contemporaries Atlas Sound, Panda Bear or How To Dress Well with Doldrums’ own genre-hopping tendencies. Track “Lost In My Head” – from his Empire Sound EP – stands as a frighteningly accurate self-diagnosis of his work as a whole; his is a whole new world for listeners to explore.
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