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Album · 2016 · 10 Songs. Sprawling, funky, ambitious-D. D Dumbo is a pop outcast with serious wanderlust. That the Castlemaine resident (real name: Oliver Perry) can plunge you into kaleidoscopic daydreams ( In the Water, Toxic City ) as easily he can make your backbone slide ( Satan, Walrus ) speaks to his abilities. Utopia Defeated . Dumbo.
Utopia Defeated is an epic, sprawling opus that sprung from the imagination of Castlemaine’s Oliver Hugh Perry and was written and performed almost entirely by him. Recorded at 4AD’s London Studios, and recorded, engineered and produced by Perry and 4AD’s resident engineer Fabian Prynn, the 10 track album hurdles effortlessly over the expectations set by his intriguing debut EP. Utopia Defeated Q&A.
He is undoubtedly an absurdly talented fellow, and has the creative potential to make a truly ground breaking album. This isn’t that, but it is a strong debut.
From the Australian Goldfields region of Victoria comes the vibrant, ambitious pop music of . Under this unusual moniker, t Oliver Hugh Perry made waves in 2013 with the release of Tropical Oceans, a beguiling and progressive EP that quickly landed him support slots alongside other pop auteurs like St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, and Tame Impala. A deal with 4AD followed and the artist decamped back to his hometown of Castlemaine to record his debut, Utopia Defeated, in a spartan one-room shed.
Utopia Defeated is the first album from Castlemaine musician . Dumbo, released on 6 October 2016 by Liberation Music in Australia and New Zealand and by 4AD in the rest of the world.
D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated. Nonetheless, there are some fantastic songs on this album. Opening track ‘Walrus’, for example, nails all three categories, kicking off with a blend of North African blues guitar reminiscent of Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré; meticulously detailed percussion, and pulsing vocal textures. Here again it is Perry’s ability to write and deliver an incredibly nuanced topline that brings the song to its full potential.
Dumbo’s debut Utopia Defeated has taken out Triple J’s prestigious J Award. The singer, songwriter and t beat out sets by The Avalanches, Flume, Violent Soho and others to claim the national youth radio network’s top honor, which recognizes the best Australian album of the year. Dumbo, aka Oliver Hugh Perry, who was raised in the small town of Castlemaine, one and a half hours north of Melbourne, was on hand at the J Awards ceremony Thursday (Nov. 11) in Sydney. When . Dumbo arrived in 2013, we immediately loved his song ‘Tropical Oceans’