Updating the placid finger plucked guitar to cosmic bell synths and Jose Gonzalez’s police voice to the precise vocals of Alexis Marsh, DYAN’s cover of “Cycling Trivialities” is elegant and considered. Despite the challenge of the song resting on the same chords for most of its duration, DYAN gradually adds subtle twists and touches that, by the conclusion, immerse you in an expansive, ethereal world. Airy textures swirl above you in ways that would be trivial on their own, but mean so much more in context with everything else.
Afterwards, queue up “St. James” from VINYL MOON Volume 010: Dry for more clouds to get lost in.
Note: DYAN is managed by the founder of The Burning Ear, Brandon Bogajewicz.