Cinematic, psychedelic instrumentals from Atlanta-based collective Applesauce Tears. Lots of shoegaze and space rock elements. Also some resemblances to fellow Atlantans in various Elephant 6 bands. All songs are well-arranged with a wide range of textures.
Recommended: 2, 3, 8, 4, 13
ALL SONGS FCC CLEAN
RIYL: Black Moth Super Rainbow, AIR, Shmu, Flaming Lips, Boards of Canada, Pink Floyd, Tame Impala
1. (1:27) Very chill. Bass-forward with washes of sound, plenty of effects and layered production *2. (4:31) Sunny phasered psych rock, with tape loops of crowd chatter. Transitions into a lo-fi industrial rhythm *3. (5:05) Gentle with vocal horn loops and sparse piano. Sampled sounds of children running around and laughing at a playground. At the halfway mark gradually transitions into a relaxed dub track *4. (2:32) Stuttering percussion and shoegaze guitars. Fades into a bright playful synth melody 5. (4:36) Plodding post-rock with sci-fi samples 6. (4:58) Lush ethereal post-rock landscape. Slow-building and atmospheric 7. (1:29) Carnivalesque midtempo beat with 8-bit elements and strange tunings *8. (5:31) Drone blissout with ringing guitars and occasional horn and piano elements. Gradually builds in intensity with scrambled vocal loops and static. One of the more experimental tracks on the album 9. (3:49) Phasered spacey psych rock with lots of Floyd influence 10. (1:59) Spazzy synths and blustry static transition into a floaty psychedelic instrumental 11. (2:41) Fuzzy guitars and dubby bass 12. (2:57) Warped shimmery psych rocker with steady drumming and distorted humming *13. (5:31) Slow freeform experimental psychedelia with strange bleeps and blooms and lots of foundsound samples – children playing, snippets of conversation, birds chirping, etc.