The soft pink pastel hugging the blurry photo of a California sunset sums up the atmosphere of Dream Panther’s Memory Drunk EP. The Dream Panther trio of Caleb Stone, Nick Kosearas, and Gregg Sheran follow up Most Valuable Panther with a collection of dreamy interludes lost in the intoxication of the coastal climate. Memory Drunk is absentee in consciousness; the sound of an afternoon nap in a hammock.
Dream Panther do not disturb the vibe across Memory Drunk. “Avocado Toast, Bottomless Bellini” fuses soft psychedelia into a tinkling piano interlude, while “Zen and Da Art of Machine Gun Maintenance” takes on a persona reminiscent of early Toro Y Moi, in the chillwave era, without being a transgression. Mastered by M. Geddes Gengras, Memory Drunk is submerged, but not drowned in the sensory deprivation. It maintains a minor interest in being awake and pressure free. The group is calling it “D O P E C H I L L” and has recommended the following strains of El Nino OG, Platinum Bubba Kush, and Wifi OG as complimentary in heightening the natural high of the EP.
Dream Panther’s Memory Drunk is out on cassette via Bandcamp.