“This is why we live on the seaside, take it slow / running on our own time, serenity, we take it slow”
Moonlit lounge laments out of a North Vancouver houseboat from Evelyn Mason and Olivia Meek aka Evy Jane and Regular Fantasy. Bobo Eyes is an ultra chill collaboration of varied fidelity using synthesizers, drum machines and vocals, and though the textures range from lightly scuffed to crystal clear, the mood is always fixed on closeness.
“Midnight Pearl” looks towards a handful of classic genre moves in disco and pop with eyes on some more dancefloor-based signifiers; oil diffused techno feelings run underneath dreamdrenched vocals into uniquely cosmic homemade ballads like “Do U Miss Me (Rainstick Mix)”. The flipside in terms of space is the more low-tech “Think Str8 (Can't Do It) [Cellphone Manicure Mix]” where lo-fi Casio vibes meet dual distant vocals.
The colder-edged disco tinge to “Air Sign (Aquarius Mix)” has a similarly bittersweet chorus/verse dynamic to “Mystery Girl” with its steady four-four base. “Bobo Head (Radio Mix)” fades in and out of blissed out and casually repeated vocals atop meandering, positive synth melodies.
Specifically designed for tape, Bobo Eyes gaze into romance-heavy past greats of disco/pop and experimental bedroom Casio night moves all inside the safety net of the Bobo bubble.
released August 12, 2014
Seaside, Air Sign, & Mystery Girl mastered by Cloudface