Katie Dey - Flood Network

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This has slowly turned into one of my favourite records of the decade, it just emotionally wrecks me every time. I've seen the tag "bedroom-pop" thrown at it a few times, which I guess makes sense since it has the same kind of introverted intimacy, but it's so much more ambitious and otherworldly than that. Something like "It's Simpler to Make Home on the Ground" sounds like it could come off Another Green World, for instance

Poll Results

Fear O' the Light 3
(F8) 1
Debt 0
(F7) 0
Only to Trip and Fall Down Again 0
(F6) 0
So You Pick Yourself Up 0
(F5) 0
All 0
(F4) 0
Fake Health 0
(F3) 0
Frailty 0
(F2) 0
Fleas 0
(F1) 0
It's Simpler to Make Home on the Ground 0

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 05:05 (ten months ago) link

i completely adore this album, fantastic songs and soundscapes

voting fear o the light which is the noisy heart of the album

ufo, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 06:38 (ten months ago) link

absolutely one of the best albums this decade

ufo, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 06:41 (ten months ago) link

This is to celebrate the release of her new collaboration album with Girls Rituals later today, yes? It's the album 2018 has been building to

Anyway this is an amazing record. Voting (f8)

imago, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 07:21 (ten months ago) link

I’ve been meaning to make this poll for awhile now so I didn’t really have that collaborative album in mind, but I’m very much looking forward to hearing it!

Fear O’ the Light is definitely the standout, but yeah (F8) is an amazing interlude track that deserves some votes

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:23 (ten months ago) link

it feels less like an interlude than the climax of the album! the actual closing track only begins after a short silence and is much more minimal & concise (while still an excellent ending)

the collaboration album is out in like 3 hours :)

imago, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:30 (ten months ago) link

I love this album so so much

fgti is for (flamboyant goon tie included), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:15 (ten months ago) link

Here it is folks!


I mean that album cover for a start

imago, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:11 (ten months ago) link

tt and I are going to have a sweet listening party when I get home

imago, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:13 (ten months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:01 (ten months ago) link

I take back what I said earlier about (F8), it is indeed the jaw-dropping climax this album deserves. Voted Fear O’ the Light though, it’s just such a perfect three minutes

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:36 (ten months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:01 (ten months ago) link

Four votes? sheesh. This album and asdfasdf are unimpeachable

fgti is for (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 22 November 2018 22:49 (ten months ago) link

yeah what's with the four votes, this album is seminal

imago, Thursday, 22 November 2018 22:58 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...


new song! it's gorgeous

ufo, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 04:40 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

the engineer that's about to work on my album is gonna see this tweet and fuck my shit UP

— katie dey (@katie_dey) February 9, 2019

new album being mastered so presumably not too far away

ufo, Saturday, 9 February 2019 12:38 (seven months ago) link

! saw that she finished recording in december so glad to see things continuing smoothly

got into her a bit after this poll happened... might've thrown one to "only to trip" but idk

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 9 February 2019 12:56 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...


album out now!

ufo, Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:22 (three months ago) link


lowercase (eric), Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:29 (three months ago) link

oh wow "shell" is so pretty

ufo, Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:41 (three months ago) link

Cool interview on the Fader: https://www.thefader.com/2019/05/30/katie-dey-solipsisters-interview

Haven't actually listened yet, though!

emil.y, Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:26 (three months ago) link

me neither but for lj i'm fully prepared to call it her best

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:37 (three months ago) link


I was disappointed by the dizzy collab album, but I have a good feeling about this one

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 31 May 2019 05:48 (three months ago) link

"dissolving" makes me want her to go full-on breakbeats sometime? and also to cover something from vespertine

lowercase (eric), Friday, 31 May 2019 13:56 (three months ago) link


why hasn't imago showed up to celebrate the album's release yet

ufo, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 14:08 (three months ago) link

I like it! Sorry, should have reported in. It gets better with repeat listens too.

imago, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 14:29 (three months ago) link

It doesn't quite have the otherworldly magic of Flood Network but it is a detailed, lovely thing

imago, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 14:30 (three months ago) link

agreed that it's a grower, it isn't perfect like flood network ("reflection"/"escaping" feel a little slight & halt the flow) but the added expansiveness otherwise fits perfectly, it's great that she's moved in this direction

prob my favorite artist of the second half of the decade

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 6 June 2019 14:05 (three months ago) link

sent the album i've been working on to my label 3 weeks ago and haven't heard from them since i think that means they love it

— katie dey (@katie_dey) June 19, 2019

lowercase (eric), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:21 (three months ago) link

she said 'data' from last year is planned to be part of her next album!

ufo, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:34 (three months ago) link

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