Memory Tapes – Seek Magic + Bonus CD: “

320kbps / 147mb
Year: 2009
Label: Acéphale

Similar artists: Studio, YACHT, M83, Washed Out, Neon Indian

Pitchfork: 8.3

‘More than a few singles came from Philadelphia’s Dayve Hawk in the guise of either Memory Cassette, Weird Tapes, or Memory Tapes. To this point, he’d served as something of a microcosm for this sound, which has created intriguingly hazy, wistful but beat-informed one-offs and EPs, but nothing weighty enough to get it past ‘something we did that one summer,’ as if it were a road trip or ill-fated romance recalled years later. That was before Seek Magic, a record of achingly gorgeous dance-pop that captures both the joy of nostalgia and the melancholic sense that we’re grasping for good times increasingly out of reach.’