Halló Dökk Mín - ALBUM VERSION - featured on the full length album í sólina out May 2014
Recorded at Pilsen Audio Lounge in Chicago
Drums recorded at Spectra Mobile
Mixed by Jason Williams
Original Album Artwork by Mary Herrera (www.floralanatomy.com
Music written and performed by Jason Williams
Drums performed by Sam Barsi
Animal Holograms are:
Jason Williams - Vocals, guitar, synths
Jesse Askren - Bass
Sam Barsi - Drums
Animal Holograms are a Chicago based dream pop band with post-industrial and shoegaze influences.
"Somewhere between the vocal stylings of Marc Bolan and Elliott Smith, Jason Williams’ voice is a hypnotic and understated element of Animal Holograms, a Chicago-based trio with a dreamily loose sound that blends shoegaze and dream-pop. What started as a solo project of Williams’ evolved into a trio consisting of Nick Biscardi and Jesse Askren. Now, Animal Holograms have their debut full-length - í sólina – slated for a May release. Judging by already-released tracks like ”lengi nætur”, listeners could be in for something special.
Starting with a progression that resembles both spacious post-rock and spaghetti-western nonchalance, ”lengi nætur” immediately shows Animal Holograms’ knack for atmosphere. Williams’ ghostly croon creeps in over the passive percussion and murmuring guitars, while an organ emerges as a bridge to a successfully clanky hook that is capped off by an elongated guitar solo. Much of the lyrics throughout the track are obscured somewhat by the gently involved production, which surely takes a cue from shoegaze. The actual instrumentation is more in the vein of post-punk and alternative, with a touch of glam-rock’s moodier bits. ”lengi nætur” is a great entry for listeners, as are tracks like ”halló dökk mín”."
-Mike Mineo (Obscure Sound)