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Experimental shoegaze/lo-fi act DROWSE collaborates with Spanish vocalist Dulce Membibre

Experimental ambient act DROWSE have released an interesting collaborative cover of “Sometimes”, an amazing shoegaze classic by MY BLOODY VALENTINE, originally released on the band’s 1991 album “Loveless”! See the official word below, dive into this perfectly intimate offering and learn more about DROWSE’s aesthetic at this location.

Covering My Bloody Valentine is probably taboo, but it felt necessary. In June (2015) I traveled to Zamora, Spain bringing my dad’s old acoustic guitar, my laptop, and two microphones. In Zamora I met Dulce. One night I watched her sing on a rooftop and her voice made my throat close up, swelling with melancholy. She soon moved across the country and invited me to follow. I stayed with her in Calafell, a small beach town near Barcelona. Here we spent time playing music together over the drone of the Mediterranean; we discovered our shared love of My Bloody Valentine. “Sometimes” is my favorite song so I suggested we record our version of it—she sang into one microphone while I played guitar into the other, forming a tangible sound memory. After listening to our recording she asked if I would fill up the empty spaces. Alone on the train back to the other coast—from where I would be flying home—I attempted to do so. With my throat once again constricting I absorbed the emptiness by creating new sounds from the guitar, the laptop and her beautiful voice.

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