The past few years, independent record labels have been surfacing in greater numbers to disrupt traditions in the music industry. As we learned from Gramatik's Lowtemp Music record label, their emphasis remains much more on meaningful connection with fans than the impact record sales have on the business. In light of this, it is no surprise that Lowtemp spotted Reed Krafft aka Dreamers Delight early on in his career.
Based in California, Krafft focuses on raw artistic expression to foster human connectivity. Following an exploration in live show and festival photography, he eased his way into the musical realm. He was coincidentally introduced to the production software Ableton by his neighbor, and since then, the Dreamers Delight project has gained momentum at an unprecedented pace.
Fresh out of Lowtemp comes Dreamers Delight’s second EP entitled Lucid Anatomy following a 2015 release entitled Awake. Through thoughtful layering and fine-tuning to ensure clear and cohesive harmonies, Krafft remains differentiated among other future bass and trip hop producers.
Out November 11th, Lucid Anatomy includes four unique melodic access points to the brain’s center of euphoria. The title track, “Ludic Anatomy”, introduces us to the journey with what sounds like an organ from outer space complemented by deep basslines and thick bass kicks. Seemingly mutated forms of acoustic instruments set the scene inside “Star Dwellers” featuring Vaughn Trace, while “Tell Me” takes a different route to showcases Krafft’s talent in layering syncopated samples and melodic synthesis, and percussion. “Tell Me” feels like a track The Glitch Mob and Odesza would have made together. The last track, “Brooklyn”, brings us down with a soft landing. Overall, Lucid Anatomy was a short rollercoaster ride that bent my perspectives, leaving me inspired to embrace uncertain futures. I don't just say such things.
Get your hands on Lucid Anatomy EP from the link at the top of the page!