DIIV - Oshin

DIIV (pronounced Dive) is a New York indie band and can be described as:

  • Dream Pop
  • Shoegaze
  • Post Rock

In some areas, this album makes me feel like what I would imagine a heroin trip feels like. Dreamy, euphoric, fluid, underwater. This is a great album to listen to when you just want to chill out. The fluid rhythms, droning reverb and echo-drenched guitars make for a hypnotic sound. Vocals are low in the mix and emphasis is placed on melody and a sonic soundscape mainly driven by the heavy use of guitar effects.

The heroin comparison is apt: singer and guitarist Zachary Cole Smith, frequently (and unnecessarily) compared to Kurt Cobain, is not a stranger to drug abuse and addiction. He was arrested a few years ago for possession of 42 decks of heroin. Struggling with addiction since teenager years, Zachary Cole Smith recently booked himself into long-term inpatient treatment at a rehab facility. Let's hope he doesn't go Cobain's route and he gets the proper treatment.

Love it. Also very good music for programming I find.

Listen to it here.

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