CATE KENNAN – THE ARBITRARY DIMENSION OF DREAMS LP

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Cate Kennan’s debut LP is a subtle masterpiece. It is a complete world: a landscape of menacing tonal beds, slithering progressions that grow with the protracted tenacity of a forest, twinkling stars of sound, bouncing notes that nudge and tug with the inexhaustible energy of a puppy. Each song feels like a ¬†brisk film, a reflection of Kennan’s approach to composition. “A lot of the music came from imagining moments in my life,” she explains, “and I think that in an unconscious, oblique way, I was trying to score my memories, or narrate the way something felt with music.” These memories and these feelings are opaque in the songs, but fully relatable, a clear and immediate connection made with the listener. ‘The Arbitrary Dimension of Dreams’ stands in the thread that links ‘Radiance’ by Malcolm Cecil to ‘Richard D. James Album’ to Chihei Hatakeyama’s ‘Late Spring’ – a rare strain of patient, emotional and evocative instrumental music.¬†