Dillard's latest album "Graden Mother" on 140g orange and white swirl vinyl.
Dillard brings a surreal LP to Gravitas Recordings April 14th 2023. Full of organic textures, trippy sound design and a calming but upbeat feel, this release speaks for itself and brings out something special for anyone. Dillon always puts so much effort into his releases and the listener’s journey, this time speeding up the tempo and diving into new territory in a flawless way. With massive support on all his recent releases, he has gained a strong following of listeners patiently awaiting his next masterpiece. Each release has so much intention and breaks barriers in the electronic and bass music community. Dillard stated “It was a very cathartic experience being able to pour so much experience & emotion into this album, but then again I try to put just as much effort into all of my releases :)”
Cubic Nest opens up with beautiful strings and an organic soundscape that continues over heavy bass for a perfect downtempo start to this journey. Botany Agent continues this sound with added ethereal vocals and a driving kick and drum pattern to build the energy, creating an epic build that teases something big coming and perfectly setting up the title track. Garden Mother takes this energy and quickly drops into a catchy beat that is impossible not to move to with perfect guitar plucks and foley, this track is captivating and continues to build into a heavier second drop with added bass and scratching. Way She Goes brings the energy back down with an epic intro of beautiful strings and Dillard’s signature sound, with a more glitchy feel that is somehow heavy and light at the same time. Blue Flame dives into the calming side of the LP and continues the downtempo journey from the previous tracks, with flawless sound design and an enchanting soundscape. Far Focus continues more glitchy organic sounds while creating more energy and tension with perfect breaks in the drums, he uses quick silent moments to peak the listener’s ear and give an upbeat feel to a trippy and laid back track. Flight Plan opens with trippy old school samples of an LSD research experience, and builds into the heaviest drop of the release. The track before perfectly sets up this and feels like the peak of the LP, while still maintaining the overall style and showcasing a heavier side of his bass sound design. Technicolor further elaborates on this style with nostalgic vocal samples and a heavy but light drop that is more stripped back to focus on the groove, creating a perfect closing to this journey through Dillard’s sound.