Dingus is the official music provider for The Sensorium™, a ground-breaking multi-sensory pop-up, open for limited engagement in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The event, sponsored by Sephora, will be the first-of-its-kind to be open to the public. Created to showcase and explore the primal emotion of fragrance through dynamic interactive experiences and multi-media presentations, guests will be invited to connect with scent in new and exciting ways. Open until November 27th, the event will be seen by over 10,000 consumers and all the major heads of the beauty and fragrance industry. In addition, VIP celebrity clients from both the Film and Music industry are already scheduled for private tours. Some of the music that will be featured at the event includes: ‘Diggers’ by Dylan Campbell, ‘Break Me’ by Babe Youth, ‘The Sun Always Shines (Hooded Claw Mix)’ by Paul Cook & The Chronicles.
Home by Vermilion Club (December 16, 2010)
If Dylan Campbell comes across as melodically repetitive only to be saved by brilliant instrumentals upon first listen, I beg you, trudge further. Once the sound settles in, once you absorb the atmosphere that the orchestral instrumentation sets, everything becomes clear. It’s an album along the lines of Sufjan or Lear, an album with a fine touch focused on the whole rather than putting vocals in front (while still letting them lead).
This week was a great week for bandcamp releases (the primary platform that the majority of bedroom artists use). We saw the Nelsonvillains early and finished off the streak today with the new Dylan Campbell + Christine Spilka EP Dry Season. Easily one of the most compelling releases we at Dingus have seen in 2011, it wouldn’t be fair to leave out the early guitar and midi work of Dylan Campbell prior to joining forces with Christine.
‘Galloping Horse Crayon’ seems familiar territory if the Dry Season EP was your first introduction to this musician, but it’s the midE.P. that is the leap. Like Sufjan fusing electronica in the Age of Adz and other earlier work, the songwriting is still the same, but the aesthetic is fresh. However, the most important thing about these tunes is how joyful they really are prior to the more somber reflection that is his work with Christine Spilka.
Now, I feel as though I am rambling. Listen and decide for yourself. (Try and ignore the rap that’s somewhere in there which is clearly the only amateur moment)
Dry Season EP by Dylan Campbell & Christine Spilka (May 26, 2011)
Finally it arrives on the Spilka twins birthday, the Dry Seasons EP is a beautiful collection of previous singles, new tunes and a memorably worked cover. Dylan Campbell is no doubt a talented musician, but this first release working with singer/songwriter Christine Spilka is the first time both artists really seem at home (ironically, so far from home). Absolutely worth the download.
‘Windowsill’ by Dylan Campbell and Christine Spilka
I’ve said before how very rare the truly brilliant bedroom artist is and when you receive as much crap in your inbox as I do it’s nice to hear something promising.
With complete sincerity, Windowsill has the potential to be two completely different things. On the surface it’s a beautiful summer song, made for those window-down highway drives, but behind a twangy, nostalgic facade, there is a very sincere plea for peace of mind.
I have high expectations for the album they are surely working on.
‘Your Style‘ by Dylan Campbell + Christine Spilka
With bedroom soul written all over it, I finally get a winner in the inbox. It could spark another rant about where good art really comes from. The only think-tanks that wrote this line were two very sonically advanced college students. And now, I’d like to introduce them to the world. Self-written-produced-recorded and distributed. Enjoy and feel free to download from the Audio Intention soundcloud.