Boomkat Product Review:
I sincerely wish my dreams were more like this four-track, but full length, collection of new and old material from Osaka based Japanese duo Nagisa Ni te. Whilst I've been having recurring night time visits by the porkpie hat wearing Hoffman Bear (I kid you not...), Nagisa Ni Te seem to slumber in a blossom scented hinterland that rewards melodious rectitude and meandering musical excursions. Comprised of re-recorded, re-mixed and re-mastered gems from their previous five albums, 'Dream Sounds' may be the closest Nagista Ni te may ever get to a greatest hits collection. Kicking off with the magisterial guitar led slouch of 'True World', Nagasti Ni te brew a hazy miasma of lazy rhythms and choral vocals that at times resemble the psych-pop of Gorky's Zygotic Mykni. With structures that range from the breakdown and white noise of Mogwai, to the sweeping tundra's of Sigur Ros, Nagisa display an ambition that turns their songs into wonderfully complex journeys through which the listener is affectionately led. Changing pace with 'Anxiety', they look to fellow Japanese export Cornelius in their Brian Wilson influenced guitar pop, whilst the closing 'True Sun' is a blistering 20 minute excursion that roams freely from brooding atmospherics to grinding alt-rock and back again. Utterly stupefying.