Spare Songs #1: Doot Doot by Freur

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Liner Notes

March 7th, 2018

  1. Doot Doot by Freur

I stumbled upon this obscure Welsh synthpop song this week and just had to share it with you. A few weeks ago I sent out a whole New Wave playlist, so since I won’t be making another in that genre for a while I thought it might make a great spare song to kick off this occasional extra weekly email.

Spare Songs will be a series of tracks that didn’t make the Mixtape, that will maybe feature in one at some point in the future. It might be a song that has already featured and I just can’t get enough of, or something I was recommended by a friend.

Doot Doot is delirious dream pop at it’s most whimsical. Echoey vocals, 808s, gated reverbs, muted rythm guitar, soaring synth lead. It’s quite beautiful. Listen to both the YouTube version, which is the single, and the Spotify link for the 12” Mix, which is twice as long and, imo, twice as good.

Fun Fact: Karl Hyde and Rick Smith of Freur would later form the seminal British electronic group Underworld. Born Slippy or what…

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– Dan Dalton
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