Das klingt dann ein bisschen wie Shoegazer a la Lush ohne Feedbacks. Bedroom-Dream-Pop mit einer zurückgelehnten Haltung mit Melodien, die an Mazzy Star erinnern und mit einem ähnlichen Gestus wie Beach House aufwarten. Schrammelige Akustikgitarren, Synthieteppiche, Flächen aus Backgroundgesang und wunderschöne Reverbs. Cineastischer Indie-Pop, der von der harmonischen Einheit von Nouvion´s Stimme und dem sepiafarbenen Fluss der Instrumente lebt. Music to get lost.
The very name of the album gives a hint at what Memoryhouse are trying to achieve: the slideshow effect is a cinematic term used to describe the technique of giving movement to still images, by panning and zooming. This is dream-pop. This is memory-pop.The album opens with a vocal repetition, an ahhhhh ahhhhh drawing us into ourselves, into the mind, before the music and lyrics become clearer memento motifs. The vocals are crisp and clear, intonated like poetry weaving webs of remembrance; strands linking with forgotten pasts through paths not often trodden. The paths that are opened up by Freudian dream motifs.But, as Nouvion sings, it's not enough to live your past through old photographs. And Memoryhouse are intelligent enough to know that the past we remember is not necessarily the past that happened. They create music of the hinterlands and borders, the place between dream and reality, where a lush vocal and a jangling guitar pulses away at the cerebral cortex. Yet this is a voice and music with deep pop sensibilities. It is a sound reminiscent of Euro-Pop, tinged with the neo-psychedelia of Mazzy Star.There are some beautiful songs on this album ('Walk With Me', 'Punctum', 'Heirloom' and 'Old Haunts' are stand outs) but the danger with this kind of dreamscape music is that too many songs can dull the senses, just as too much smell or taste removes the effect of memory aid. Memoryhouse manage to just keep enough interest and variety over the whole recording to make this a most enjoyable experience that is best taken in one go.The Slideshow Effect isn't going to make you change the world, but it may just make you look deep into yourself and examine your past: and don't all great changes start from first changing yourself?