Listen to The Album’s First Single “Sheila”
20+ minute mix from Memory Tapes’ Dayve Hawk called The Autumn Reel. The mix is comprised of new unreleased, original music; tracks from the forthcoming album GRACE/CONFUSION; excerpts from “Black Reel” and some other b-sides and remix work. Get excited about GRACE/CONFUSION, out December 4, 2012 on Carpark.
With six tracks clocking in at over 39 minutes, Grace/Confusion is a change of pace for Memory Tapes, the length freeing Dayve Hawk to abandon dance music tropes and weave together songs from fragmented hooks, snatches of melodies and bombasts of instrumentals. “Discarding any ideas about genre, format or even song structure didn’t feel like a liberation though, more like a maze to get lost in,” Hawk says. Out of this confusion came Memory Tapes’ From the melancholy love story of “Sheila,” told over alternating suites of dark synths and distorted guitars, to the dramatic coda of “Neighborhood Watch.” Lush production adds a dimension of depth to Grace/Confusion’s comprehensive sound, drawing from space rock and classic electro in its experimental rendering of pop music.
01 Neighbourhood Watch – 6:11
02 Thru The Field – 5:21
03 Safety – 8:02
04 Let Me Be – 4:50
05 Sheila – 8:38
06 Follow Me – 6:40