Whereas most dream-pop looks to take you into the clouds using twinkling synths and other-worldly instrumentation, Belle Mare’s strand is of a whole other variety. The Brooklyn five-piece opts for a more minimalist approach, using restrained guitar and piano to transport the listener to a dream world of their own. If it had to be boiled down to one word, Belle Mare’s sound would be “vintage”; close your eyes during “The City” and you’ll find yourself sitting in the sand on an overcast day while the The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP track plays through an aged gramophone by your side. It’s no brochure vacation, but there’s still something beautiful about it. “All This Time” is not much different, bringing a little energy into the mix with drums.
Both tracks were recorded on video as part of Belle Mare’s recent Buzzsession with The Wild Honey Pie at the legendary Electric Lady Studios with Ben Baptie on engineer/mixing duties. We’re excited to be premiering both on ATG today. You can check out the clip for “The City” above as well as “All This Time” after the jump. You can also grab a free download of Belle Mare’s The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP over at the Wild Honey Pie. Click here.
STREAM: Belle Mare – “The City”
STREAM: Belle Mare – “All This Time”