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CANT
Dreams Come True - TERRIBLE
FILTER Grade: 78%

By Mike Hilleary on September 14, 2011

 

CANT

It’s a bit odd that Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor would settle on a misleading moniker like “CANT” for his solo compositions considering how much obvious attempt and effort he actually put into the project’s full-length debut, Dreams Come True. Then again, maybe it’s not so much a contraction with a missing apostrophe as a more clever reference to the word derivation of “to sing” or “engage in secret speech.” Collaborating with George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow (whose standout debut Forget was produced by Taylor), the multi-talented instrumentalist and producer taps into the vibe left behind by Veckatimest (apparently recording the album in a bedroom connected to the Allaire Studios where Grizzly Bear recorded the 2009 LP) to deliver his own solid batch of experimental tunes.  Among standout tracks such as opener “Too Late, Too Far,” offering up beats aplenty with a dim-lit dance breakdown, and the stoned glaze of “BANG,” Dreams Come True finds plenty of eclectic room in a deceptively small space.

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