Dizmation’s Sea Area Forecast LP is Looking Good
Dizmation, who’s set to drop his latest LP Sea Area Forecast exactly one week from today on Soundcloud, is many things. He’s a one man act powered by the genius of Joey Doyle. He’s a music producer with a technical flare for both acoustic (mostly on the piano) and electric instruments (primarily the guitar and some synths).
He’s also a songwriter with a penchant for inducing feelings of poignancy in his lyrics. The man also just so happens to sing with a purity or sweetness in his voice that’s not easily duplicated. The synthesis of these elements provides the foundation for Sea Area Forecast which, except for a few notable exceptions, relies on this blueprint to consistently get you there.
The most egregious exception is the addition of vocalist Aniela to the admixture on “Portal”. On this track, Dizmation tosses her the mic and contents himself with swirling an array of sounds not easily distinguished from each other for an otherworldly feel. The drums are mixed loudly and the vocalist rides this groove for an introspective ode to time and space, figuratively speaking.
Other tunes are certain to hypnotize listeners, like the dizzying “Halcyon Then Gone” which simply features a man and his piano singing somewhere. The swiftness of Dizmation’s chops on the ivories is what’s remarkable about this tune, regardless if anything was synced or not, and spin in place to remarkable effect.
The artist’s mastery of this instrument is further evinced on “Oh the Beauty”, which is the perfect showcase for the plaintive quality in his voice and its innate tenderness. The drums are extremely prominent, giving the tune a definite modern appeal, but this is still a ballad in which you can envision, quite distinctly, a guy at an emptied bar or restaurant banging out his chords and singing to an audience of bartenders cleaning up for closing.
Other shades on the album take a different trajectory towards pleasure. “Limelight”, for instance, is worthy of being the featured song in a romantic film soundtrack if ever there was one. Relying heavily on well-mixed electric guitar and a moving bass line, it manages to conjure feelings of fun, unrestraint, and order—like the perfect accompaniment on a date romping around at the beach or in an unmanned glen.
This tune–and the others–is illustrative of Dizmation’s prowess to encapsulate a range of emotions via sound both on individual songs and on a cohesive collection of them, such as Sea Area Forecast.