Review – Drago Dit Dragon

EP: Pipe Dreams
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Genre: Indie/Alternative

Toronto’s alternative, spunky Drago Dit Dragon have released their latest EP, Pipe Dreams, under Knapsack Records. The 7-track extravaganza was written, composed, and recorded by creator Matthew Drago and features a slew of Canadian talent from Charles Tilden, Desiree Das Gupta, Jamie Pudwell, and Emerson Maxwell.

Diverse, eclectic, and wholly original— a whirlwind of melancholy and 70’s flavoured synth, all overlaid with a thick layer of grunge— Pipe Dreams is an ode to Thom Yorke and Flea.

Opening track “Right Place” is a shimmering elegy interwoven with husky vocals and piano set against a cacophonous instrumental background. The result is cluttered and yet, somehow, seamless; each individual segment masterfully plays against the others, rendering it the most memorable song off of the album for me personally. Drum-heavy “Fullhouse” and the tribal, foreboding beat of “As You Like” complete Pipe Dream’s attention to varied rhythms and lyrics, making it so every track stands on their own.

If you’re looking for a grunge-y, inimitable experience, look no further— Pipe Dreams will easily cement itself as one of the most unique EPs of the summer.

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