White Poppy – S/T

Crystal Dorval is back with a full length of LP sure to garner much acclaim. Astral as ever, white poppy stares back at you like Velasquez’ Las Meninas, confusing your selfhood, sifting you through various subjectivities like a dream that lasts much longer than usual. Example: the middle of the album opens out onto a windy indiscernable field of ambiance with ‘Emotional Intelligence’, only to draw you back in ‘Without Answers’ to the Grouper-meets-Cyndi Lauper pop hazes we have come to expect from Crystal Dorval. The song titles testify to this journey through the liminal territories of consciousness. It is a worthy companion to last summer’s much lauded Drifter’s Gold. Cop it.

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