Pam Risourié “Days Of Distortion”

Artist: Pam Risourié
Title: Days Of Distortion
Format: CD, Digital 
Labels: Atypeek Music/ Icy Cold Records/ Araki Records/ Shoredive Records/ Pyrrhic Victory Recordings

Distribution: Audioglobe
Genre: Shoegaze
Release Date: 07/04/2023 (EU)

After 3 EPs defining the contours of their aesthetic at the crossroads of influences between dream pop, slowcore and post-rock, Pam Risourié will release their first full length album Days of Distortion.

Taking the form of an underground dive, like a dream breaking apart and echoing along walls of guitars, days of distortion deepens the universe of Pam Risourié; it invites us to explore a mental landscape, through the prism of an introspective trip where feelings of absence, derealization and impersonality are put into perspective, in a sensitive and clair- obscur night.

The album opens with You Are the Sound, a tunnel-shaped track that combines the sonic influences of the band with a classical orchestration, and, as a watermark, a pop and minimalist melody. These melodies are based on naturally ethereal vocals, far from the typical shackles of shoegaze and its drowned treatment, leading the following of days of distortion to resolutely dream-pop atmospheres: High On A Wire and Spectre explore the diversity of its themes, plunging into this ocean of distortion which is, before all, mental and inner. The dancing post-punk, at the crossroads of influences between Sonic Youth and Fontaines D.C., of A Star Among The Candlesthus concludes the A-side of the record.

The B-side intensifies this underwater voyage. Solemnly, with its ‘hit of depression’ accents, is a nod to the old rhythmic boxes of the 90’s, watermarked in the instrumentation of Beach House. The title breaks down, melts and fades in the first Weltschmerz chords: an epic take-off towards a more astral, instrumental universe, with more spaces and silences. Like a departure from the city, of this urban character, lively and agitated from the A-side, towards uninhabited spaces, Scuba delves deeper into this space dive, with its shooting stars and sounds. The album ends with Disappear For Me, a unique and snaky track, evoking in turn, at times, the great hours of the Brian Jonestown MassacreSlowdive or MGMT, to disappear in a sonic storm, like a kaleidoscope condensing all the visions conveyed during the 45 minutes of Days Of Distortion.

1. You Are the Sound   
2. High On A Wire   
3. Spectre   
4. A Star Among The Candles   
5. Solemnly   
6. Weltschmerz   
7. Scuba   
8. Disappear For Me

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