Dream Pop from Peru’s Fifteen Years Old11 January, 2012
Fifteen Years Old is the solo project of Lima resident Solange Jacobs. On her first release, a six-track EP entitled The Image Lovers, she heads off on a personal (and atmospheric) journey taking in influences such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tanya Donnelly and elements of other slightly sinister pop acts such as The Cure and TV On the Radio.
Possibly the most obvious comparison for Fifteen Years Old is This Mortal Coil. That project used both male and female vocals, yet it was always the female vocalists (singers such as Liz Frazer and Lisa Gerrard) who stood out, their cleaner, brighter vocals standing out amidst a backdrop that could be as bleak as it was melodic, and that’s exactly the case with Fifteen Years Old. It’s an EP that has good songs, but it’s the interaction between the vocals and the instrumentation where it really excels, affording an atmosphere where one could just curl up and listen in quiet joy.
You can listen to the entire EP below on Soundcloud:
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The Image Lovers was released by Buh Records
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