In addition to running Faux Discx and playing in the band Cold Pumas, Dan Reeves also finds time to record songs all by his lonesome under the moniker ‘Soft Walls’. After recording and releasing the eponymous “The Soft Walls” album in 2012, Reeves set to work again, this time with a borrowed 8-track and a vision of composing a suite of thematically interlaced tunes, resulting in his Trouble In Mind debut, “No Time”.
“No Time”s ten songs are meditations on the passing of time itself and the preconceived notions (both external and internal) of what you can and should be doing with it. “No Time”s lyrics touch on a universal fear held by many young people heading north of their Twenties; what am I doing, and will I have enough time to do it? Reeves spent many hours writing and re-writing the album’s tunes at home and in his rehearsal space in Brighton before hitting “record” and it shows. While his debut was constructed ‘as-it-happened’ and recorded directly into his computer, “No Time”s deliberate songcraft proves just how far he’s come as a tunesmith, seamlessly aligning his pop smarts with avant-leaning psychedelic drones and a propulsive, rhythmic drive. Dreamy guitar ragas like the opening track “Won’t Remember My Name” ebb and flow seamlessly into motorik head-boppers like “Never Come Back Again” and “All The Same”, whilst pop tunes “Guided Through” and “No Time” shimmer enticingly through a foggy haze.
Mixed to perfection with likeminded independents and Hookworms mastermind, MJ in Leeds and mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering, these are songs to get lost in; to discover & re-discover.
Label: Trouble in Mind
"No Time is a superb collection of motorik rhythms, blissed-out dreamscapes and post-Velvets shuffle."− THE SKINNY
"'Never Come Back Again' takes No Time into another dimension, its motorik-style beat married to an obtuse bassline accentuated by Reeves' trademark under-the-breath vocal."− DROWNED IN SOUND
"A strange and hypnotic second album, with help from Hookworms' MJ"− NME
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