Luscious waves of dream-pop electronica with a hint of rhythm and blues shimmers underneath calming synthesizers and loop effects that create a chill wave escapade on No Soul, the new album by Dive. Dive is a project from musician Fabian Tombers, who hails from Berlin. â€œCapetownâ€ moves like a dream sequence in slow motion peppered with bits of repetitive conversation and stiffened beats over a wall of moody summer rain shower-lite melodious keys. The careening twists and acoustic run of guitar on the sun-kissed exploration of a mysterious terrain on â€œCloudyâ€ is both gleeful and maniacal. Both emotions trade off during dueling sonic riffs and loops. â€œNebelwegâ€ is more daunting and industrial as the bass and drum are harder. The song stretches out like a dark, off-road touring of a mysterious and steely arctic desert. The wonderment of No Soul is that it allows the mind to wonder and dream a whole other galaxy in its glorious ambiance.
The album can be downloaded here.