LA band, Bouquet have shared another song from their EP In A Dream, which will be released March 31 on Ulrike / Folktale Records.
The 5-song EP, is the debut from Bouquet. Each song on the record offers a portal into Bouquet’s uncanny universe – where clocks strike backwards, dust fills trophy cups, and analog drum machines pulsate like footsteps. Guitar and synthesizer blend and divide as Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs’ ether-filled vocals float above, fortified by Max Foreman’s baritone. In A Dream’s landscapes of trembling electronics invoke artists as Young Marble Giants and This Mortal Coil, synth heroes Cluster.
Half of the In A Dream 10″ records pressed will be on black vinyl and the other half on white vinyl. The record was mixed by producer Cole Marsden Greif-Neill (Julia Holter, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beck).
Formed in Los Angeles, Bouquet set forth with a vision of pop songwriting combined with a minimal palette of analog electronic sounds. Both members originally hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, where guitarist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs fronted the folk-pop outfit The Finches, while also working as a visual artist. Keyboardist Max Foreman has a background in experimental composition, and cofounded the instrumental trio Tenebre. The two have joined their technical and creative approaches to music-making, along with visual elements – including prints, sculptural objects, and projections – by Pennypacker Riggs.
In A Dream
[Ulrike / Folktale Records]
Release Date: March 31, 2015
1. In A Dream
4. Over Mountains
3/08 Los Angeles, CA – Origami Vinyl
3/29 Los Angeles, CA – RECORD RELEASE show @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
4/18 Oakland, CA – Beyond Trend runway show @ Creative Growth
4/29 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art