Published Apr 22, 2015White Poppy has been named as one of the many psych-inclined artists playing at Vancouver's Levitation festival this June, and it turns out that the sound-shaper born Crystal Dorval will have some new material to include in her set, since she just announced a new album: Natural Phenomena will be out on June 12 through Not Not Fun.
This follows her self-titled 2013 album for the same label. As FACT reports, Dorval made this latest effort over nine months at a farm, meticulously adding layers to her atmospheric, soupy productions.
Dorval confirmed in a previous website update that Vancouver pop peer Jay Arner was mixing the album. She previously explained, "It's the first album that I've done that's mostly instrumental. There's only like three songs that have vocals on them."
For a taste of the new album, hear opening cut "Confusion" below. As with White Poppy's past works, it's a swirling psych experiment with programmed beats, distantly echoed coos and spacious synth tones.
Last year, Dorval collaborated with Beau Devereaux (a.k.a. Samantha Glass) for an album as Dorval & Devereaux.