Album Review: Douglas Dare – Aforager

By on Thursday, 13th October 2016 at 11:00 am

London-based artist Douglas Dare appears to have changed his image quite a lot since we profiled him ahead of SXSW 2014 2 years ago. This Friday he’ll be releasing a new album on Erased Tapes Records, the revealed black and white cover art showing him blond-haired and barechested, with a ball of hair (and feathers?) coming out of his mouth. ‘Aforger’ follows the artist’s well-regarded debut album ‘Whelm’, which was released in 2014. Here’s what Douglas had to say about the album title and the place from where the music on the new LP came from:

The album title plays with the idea of a forger – someone creating imitations or copies, and reimagines them as the creator of something that’s no longer real. Prior to writing the record, I came out to my father and came out of a long relationship, both were hugely challenging for me and questioned my idea of identity and reality. These thoughts leaked out into the record and formed the core of Aforger. I was determined not to write a break-up album or repeat what I’d done before.

To celebrate the release, he’s letting everyone have a full stream of the entire collection of songs ahead of its release at the end of this week. ‘Aforger’ can be pre-ordered from Erased Tapes here and it will be available on Friday from all good music retailers. He will be playing a headline show at London Electrowerkz on the 8th of November.

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