Field Trip - Sounds Inside Your Mind (EP)
'Sounds of Your Mind' is a five track EP that will leave you embarking on a psychedelic journey. Field Trip cleverly createsa juxtaposition between a plethora of colourful sounds, and dark melancholic lyrics. It's incredible to think that Noah "Champ" Davis, Californian native, was able to record and produce this marvellous composition in his bedroom in Westlake, California and East Village, New York City. The raw and slightly unrefined mastering certainly compliments its lo-fi sound. Moreover, one finds that when listening to Noah Davies' project, there are clear contrasting influences between the beach-y LA surf-rock scene and New York grunge. This is explicitly heard in the third track, 'Song 4 Ca' as he discusses his conflicting emotions when leaving LA for New York City. 'Song 4 Ca' has been rated number 87 on BUZZFEED for their 99 best songs of 2015 , and received plays on KCRW by radio host Gary Calamar.
In addition, Davies explores stylistic synths and looping delays, producing a balance of dream pop and psychedelic rock. A personal favourite of mine is track two, the title track 'Sounds of Your Mind', as I found myself thinking about Tame Impala's 'Live Versions' album, and in particular, their seven minute 'Be Above It' track. With a fifty second introduction titled '(_loudr)', their EP is surprisingly mature.
Listen to their music video for their song, Song 4 Ca below: