MICHAEL VIDAL STREAMS DREAM CENTER ALBUM IN FULL ON NOISEY
DREAM CENTER RELEASED TODAY ON COUPLE SKATE RECORDS
Today, LA-based artist Michael Vidal‘s LP Dream Center is released on Couple Skate Records. Noisey, who are streaming the record in full, say “Vidal’s new album is a contemplative, synth-driven center for dreams. Literally.”
Dream Center is Vidal’s inaugural work, originally released onto cassette in 2013 from LA label Big Joy, reissued onto all additional formats from Couple Skate Records. According to Stereogum, “Vidal seems to glory in looping plush, emotive guitar lines and crooning with the utter abandon of a slightly happier Morrissey.”
Michael Vidal – Dream Center full album stream
Michael Vidal has stepped out of the combustible, hyper-color tropical punk of his former group, Abe Vigoda, and onto his own into more pastoral, lush territory. Dream Center is Vidal’s inaugural work, originally released onto cassette in 2013 from LA label Big Joy, reissued onto all additional formats from Couple Skate.
The music of Dream Center is a wonderful and diverse spectrum of looping, beautiful guitar pop (featured on ‘Dreams’ and ‘Appraisal’) that evokes the deeper emotional shades of the likes Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout, and crystalline instrumental pieces (‘Mono No Aware’) reminiscent of Vini Reilly’s Durutti Column and the earlier days of Felt. All touchstones aside, the music of Vidal’s Dream Center is an impressionist paean to love, loss, and existence, an promising new beginning for a uniquely creative spirit.
Michael Vidal Dream Center tracklisting
Dreams (Come Back To Me)
Mono No Aware
‘Dreams (Come Back To Me)’ video
Order Dream Center (physical) http://coupleskaterecords.com/releases/dream-center
Order Dream Center (digital) https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dream-center/id976846036