Monday, April 15, 2013

Album Review: Quantum Leap

They may sound like a Disney sequel, but Dumbo Gets Mad is actually an Italian Psychedelic/ Synth Pop duo taking the indie world by storm one reverby riff at a time. They first came on the scene when their first album, Elephants at the Door, leaked in late 2010. Since then they have risen to critical acclaim, with high hopes and numbing anticipation for their next project. As of February 2013, the wait was finally over, and Quantum Leap was released.

The vibes?

Imagine vacationing on a beach in Saturn…in 1962. The beachy lyrics and lazy other-worldly drums and synths bleeding through your speakers will drown you in a cosmic comfort you’ve never experienced before (unless you vacation in space often). Their first album slightly foreshadowed these vibes in tracks such as Eclectic Prawn and Marmalade Kids. But I think this two-year hiatus has given them time to develop and master their sound and aesthetic. This was a great album bursting with a modern nostalgia condensed into 13 tracks. Definitely worth a listen, I guarantee it will be your summer soundtrack.

Favorite Tracks:

Indian Food
American Day

Recommended Titles to Read While Listening to this New Album:

Posted on April 15, 2013 I Blog post by Getteline Rene (student worker of the LIM College Library)