Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones' 2nd album, 2011's Metamanoir is like a fatal acid trip in a back alley in New Your City at 3 in the morning.
Fusing the mysteriously seductive sound of smoky jazz music with ambient electronic textures, the album conjures up images of a woman in trouble through moments of disturbing spoken word and eerie vocals weaving in and out of the rich wall of sound. Occasionally the vocals are pushed a little too forward into the mix and intrude upon the strength of the mood of the music. It's a fascinating listen that is both hypnotizing and seductive filled with subtle changes that require your complete, undivided attention.
The kids will hate it. Good.
4 inner voices that "comfort" out of 5