Memory Tapes To Release Confusion/Grace on Dec 4, Listen To “Shiela” Now

With six tracks clocking in at over 39 minutes, ‘Grace/Confusion’ is a definite change of pace for Memory Tapes, the length freeing Dayve Hawk to abandon dance music tropes and weave together songs from fragmented hooks, snatches of melodies and bombasts of instrumentals. “Discarding any ideas about genre, format or even song structure didn’t feel like a liberation though, more like a maze to get lost in,” Hawk says. Out of this confusion came Memory Tapes’ most inventive tracks to date, from the melancholy love story of “Sheila,” told over alternating suites of dark synths and distorted guitars, to  “Neighbourhood Watch.”

The essence of Dayve Hawk’s music as Memory Tapes is the exploration of dance music as a medium more experimental than pop melodies and programmed beats. . “I’ve always explained Memory Tapes as pop music as field recordings.” Says Hawk about Grace/Confusion. “I decided to showcase a kind of chaotic reaching. I don’t think the record is flat-out shooting in all directions though, because I kept trying to rein it in as much as I embraced it. That’s why I called it Grace/Confusion.

Track Listing:

01 Neighbourhood Watch – 6:11

02 Thru The Field – 5:21

03 Safety – 8:02

04 Let Me Be – 4:50

05 Sheila – 8:38

06 Follow Me – 6:40