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artist Josh Reichmann/Dopes

Toronto, ON, CANADA
Hand Drawn Dracula
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biographical info

http://dopesmusic.com/

JOSH REICHMANN / DOPES has built a small canon of work over the course of the last few years, releasing records with the post-punk romance band TANGIERS, and more recently as a solo artist. His reinvention and foray into strange frontiers has been documented in two LPs, and a handful of EPs and singles. From the stripped-down psychedelic song writing to his personal and revelatory-lyrical narratives, Josh’s experimentations in outsider pop are the underpinnings and backbone of his songwriting and production – A production and style that has garnered him national and international acclaim, among others in Dazed and Confused, Fader, XLR8R, and Pitchfork.

After Live sees Josh Reichmann move into a synth and atmospheric direction that echoes bygone eras of sentiment and simplicity. This is shamanic dream pop with industrial roots, and a vision of raw dance music for the city life. Underground house, early techno, 90’s east-coast underground hip hop, California sunshine ballads, Leonard Cohen, and Wings are all summoned.

Recorded with engineer Steve Singh in Toronto, Josh wrote and played all the instruments over a year’s time. Josh Reichmann is also in the synth/prog/heavy freak project BAD TITS with Sebastien Grainger (DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979).

 

AFTER LIVE

“After Live is a striking collection of dark, forward-thinking pop music that might just be his best work yet.” NNNN (Now Magazine)

“overlapping arrangements of sun-drenched pop, acid folk, experimental noise and trippy techno – After Live is an atmospheric wonder that should go down as one of the summer’s most rigourously inventive and downright mystifying records.” (The Grid)

“imagine 30 minutes on mushrooms with loops of Leonard Cohen’s “The Future” in one ear, elec­tro remixes of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in the other and eyes glued to Bob Dylan’s Don’t Look Back on a blood-soaked screen.” (The Mirror)

 





lineup

Josh Reichmann member
After Live
Hand Drawn Dracula
May, 2011
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Crazy Power
Paper Bag Records
March, 2009
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Life is Legal EP
Paper Bag Records
October, 2008
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