The Blurred, Levitating Dream-Rock of White Poppy
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM
(Cairo) Vancouver producer/vocalist White Poppy (Crystal Dorval) is yet another young musician making waves in the sugary whirlpools of late-'80s/early-'90s dream pop and shoegaze rock. Her very productive 2013 has, so far, yielded the Drifters Gold cassette on Constellation Tatsu and a self-titled album for the Not Not Fun label. On them, Dorval creates hazy, vaporous songs that swirl in intoxicating, ascending helices of blurry passion. If you like your music dispersed alluringly into the ether, White Poppy will satiate you with melodies of angelic beauty and vocals of feathery breathiness. Float on, babies, float on. With Secret Colors and Pill Wonder.